she stands in a corner


In the corner, she stands. Back to me, head  down, she refuses to listen; she refuses assurance. Her face pressed against the wall, she’s sure I don’t care. Or that I do, but that the caring doesn’t suit her needs. She’s sure she knows best.

But she doesn’t.

She’s young. I’m old.
She’s lacking and near-sighted. I’m omnipotent and wise.

She just thinks she knows.

But I do.

So I’ll pursue her. Over and over. Initially and subsequently, all the days of her life.

My love will draw her from the corner of fear; from the self-pity; from the lonely tantrum. My love will draw her out from her sulking, out from her corner.

Only My love will.

“The Lord your God is in your midst,
a mighty one who will save;
he will rejoice over you with gladness;
he will quiet you by his love;
he will exult over you with loud singing.”(
Zeph. 3:17)

Only His love will draw you from your lonely corners.

Only His love.




About Jill

I'm a wife, mom to three beautiful children, and work as children's ministry director at Redeemer PCA in Athens, GA, a place our family treasures as our church home. It's been thirty years since the Lord saved me, and to this day I'm astounded at His steadfast love shed upon unfaithful me. My hope would be that I might speak and write in ways God would use to soften hearts toward Him, that we would together be enamored by the glorious beauty of Jesus and awakened to His love unimagined. Thanks so much for reading!
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