"Trust in the Lord" - Mint – Grace and Cotton
"Trust in the Lord" - Mint
"Trust in the Lord" - Mint

"Trust in the Lord" - Mint

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Introducing our newest designs for fall. 

I would say God has been teaching me about strength lately, true strength.

Back in the day (ha, waaaaaay back in the day) strength to me was being physically strong and lifting weights and staying in shape. Since becoming a wife and a mother, my idea of strength has looked more like being mentally tough, no nonsense, having my ducks in a row (or attempting to), being calm and having my head on straight for the sake of my family.

I dont know about yall, but I have lived most of my life in my "own strength" and still do. "Weak" is a word that would truly set me off. I did not realize it until recently.....but its really exhausting haha.  

God is so patient, yall, so wise and loving. Everything He does is for our good, even if it doesn't seem like it at the time. Through circumstances, His word and the craziness that is 2020, Christ has been showing me that my strength, runs out. My ability to stay calm and in control and "peaceful", I dont have that ability! Its only in Christ that I have strength, and joy and peace and everything else. And that is the way its supposed to be. I am weak. But He is strong. And in all honestly, its still a little annoying for me to type that I'm weak, because I feel like, at this point in my Christian walk I should be stronger.

But, go get your Bible and read the part where Jesus is in the garden praying right before he is captured. He is so stressed that He is sweating blood! It's a medical condition called Hematidrosis, where capillary blood vessels that feed the sweat glands rupture, causing them to exude blood, occurring under conditions of extreme physical or emotional stress. We don't often think of Jesus being stressed out! But He was, because He was human just like us. But notice what He does next. He prays. Luke 22:42-43 says "Father, if you are willing, please take this cup of suffering away from me. Yet I want your will to be done, not mine." Then an angel from heaven appeared and strengthened him."

Jesus surrendered to the Fathers will. Jesus recieved strength. I remember when I read that thinking wow, If Jesus prayed and received strength from the father, how much more should I?! If Jesus was dependent on the Father, how much more should I be?! It just put things in a new light, I will never be "Christian enough" to not need constant renewal of strength from Christ. It sounds like obvious common sense to say that out loud, but how many times are we doing or thinking things without realizing why?

If you have been living in your own strength and struggling to keep your head above water, and then feeling guilty because you "should be stronger" by now. Well, just stop. :) Stop and ask the Father to show you what you are doing in your own strength, and ask Him to start giving you His strength. He will.

 

 

Garment dyed and vintage washed, Long Sleeve Comfort Wash tees, unisex fit true to size, 100% pre-shrunk, ring-spun American cotton, 5.5 oz. 

                      S              M              L              XL             XXL           XXXL

Chest         34-36        38-40       42-44        46-48        50-52        54-56

Waist         30-32        34-36       38-40        42-44        46-48       50-52.5

Length        28              29              30             31              33            34