Peace in His Presence

Peace in His Presence

Are you weary and worn from constant chaos? Do you long for peace? The Peace in His Presence podcast will help you find rest for your soul through God's Word. God holds you close to His heart in His most capable hands.


May 14, 2024 11 mins

Do you struggle with fear and anxiety when life's storms rage? In this episode of the Peace in His Presence podcast, host Michelle Diercks takes a look at Psalm 27 to reveal how we can find rest and security in God's unshakable promises.

Sharing a powerful personal story of clinging to God's truth during a potential turbulent flight, Michelle unpacks the life-changing realization that the Lord is our true ...

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Finding Rest  in God's Unshakeable Promises

This episode offers solace and hope through scripture, focusing on God's loving presence and promises in times of hardship. Featured are comforting verses from Isaiah 43 and Psalm 46, emphasizing God's personal care, redemption, and strength amidst life's trials. Michelle shares insights on God’s immense power and unconditional love, illustrated b...

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In this episode, Michelle sits down with, author, speaker, podcast host, Katie Koplin to discuss her new book, Encouragement For Motherhood, which will be released on April 9, 2024. It is available to order now.

Katie and Michelle talk about the struggles of motherhood but also how God's grace pours out over every moment. 

Michelle shares an a small reading from the book and shares a few quotes. You will want to grab your favorite ...

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Join Michelle for this Good Friday Reflection and what Jesus meant when He said, It is Finshed. Stand at the foot of Calvary's Cross and remember how Jesus paid in full the debt of your sins and the sins of the whole world.

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Join Michelle for this Holy Week Devotional as she talks about Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane.


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What feels impossible to you in this season of your life?

Health issues, family struggles, grieving the loss of a loved one, work challenges, or problems at church.  

I invite you to hold up what seems impossible before the Lord and sit with Him, while we take a look at Mary’s story today. I know it’s not easy to look at what feels impossible but your Immanuel promises to be with you in all things and He will strengthen you and giv...

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December 11, 2023 13 mins

What is the cry of your heart? What is the prayer you’ve been whispering over and over again to God until you wonder if you should even keep asking? But the longing lasts, and you wait in the hope of knowing that God promises to hear your prayers and that He always answers your prayers, maybe not in the way you imagined, but always out of His divine love and grace towards you. 

Advent is a time of waiting. As we look back to the fi...

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December 4, 2023 32 mins


Welcome to the final and fourth episode of The Blessings and Burdens of Friendship series. For this series, Michelle invited Christina Hergenrader to be a guest host.

In this final episode as we celebrate the joys of friendship, Michelle and Christina, invited their mutual friend, Audrey Duensing-Werner Director of Family Life Ministry.

In this episode, we dive into t...

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Michelle and Christina tackle the complex terrain of forgiveness and reconciliation within friendships. It's a topic that often leads to hesitation and discomfort, as we ponder whether our cherished friendships can endure the trials and tribulations that come with difficult conversations.

Friendships, like fragile stained glass windows, are susceptible to breaking. However, Michelle beautifully draws a parallel between enduring fri...

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Michelle interviews Phil Magness about his book, Church Music: For the Care of Souls. 

This was a special interview as Michelle has been friends with Phil and his wife Cheryl for almost 30 years.

Michelle learned much about worship from Phil when they served at a church together many years ago.

In this interview, they talk about:

  • Why Phil wrote this book
  • The importance of Sunday morning worship but also personal worship.
  • Going...
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October 23, 2023 25 mins

Michelle and Christina continue their series on the blessings and burdens of friendship, by taking a look at the question, "How Many Friends Should You Have?" 

What Michelle and Christina, discovered through their survey was that women of all ages and stages of life, wondered how many friends should I have? Which often leads to wondering, why don’t I have more friends?

Christina takes the lead...

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Michelle has invited Christina Hergenrader to guest host a  special podcast series called "The Blessings and Burdens of Friendship." We're diving deep into this fascinating world of friendships, sharing stories, insights, and, hopefully, a lot of helpful advice along the way.

One thing that's been on our minds is this idea we like to call "wish dreams." You know, it's that perfect, almost fairytale-like image we all have of what fr...

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Often, our worries come from not being able to control a situation. The truth is that we cannot plan for all the uncertainties we will face, but we can trust our Immanuel, the God who is with us, to give us His strength and peace through all the trials and troubles we will face in this life.

When our minds become stuck in "what if" thinking, we see things from our finite viewpoint. We forget that God is infinite and that we can tru...

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Does your heart feel shaken and shattered? Perhaps you feel bruised and battered from all that has happened over the last few years. You are weary and tired, and you long for peace.


God promises to be your Good Shepherd, and you can rest in His unshakable faithfulness towards you today and always.

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Author Lindsay Hausch, interviews Michelle in this episode about the 6th chapter in her book, Promised Rest. We look at how God is our peace.


In this episode, we delve into the story of Gideon, a man who found himself hiding in a wine vat, trying to thresh wheat due to the oppressive Midianites. We explored how Gideon's encounter with an angel of the Lor...

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What are you facing right now? Is it a problem you cannot fix? Friends, I've learned a precious truth over the years: God's grace is sufficient for every circumstance. He will provide all you need to get through each moment.

Christina Hergenrader interviews Michelle about her book Promised Rest: Finding Peace in God's Presence, and they focus on how God provides for us, even when life feels impossible. 

In this episode, Michelle & ...

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Have you ever wrestled with these questions?

  • How can I trust God when life doesn't make sense?
  • How do I trust God when He doesn't answer my prayer right away? 
  • How can I trust God when He doesn't fix my problems in the way I thought He would?

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Have you ever found yourself in a story you didn’t choose? Perhaps you have felt unseen by those who should love and care for you. It’s a lonely place, but here is the precious truth, God will never leave you, and He is your El Roi, the God who sees you and knows you by name.

Donna Snow, a great friend of the podcast interviews me about the 3rd chapter of my book, El Roi.

In this episode we talk about:

  • The story of Hagar and h...
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July 17, 2023 27 mins

Do you ever wonder how God could love you? 

The world will point out your sins and tell you that you’re not good enough for God to love you. But God steps into your story and shows you through Jesus how much He loves you.

In this episode, Deb Burma interviews me about my book, Promised Rest, and we talk about the name Abba, which means papa or daddy. This means that God’s love for you is beyond measure, like that of a beloved child...

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When life looks uncertain, what do you cling to? Do your thoughts turn towards God or how you might fix what is wrong? But what if—you can’t fix it? What happens then?

What you believe to be true about God changes how you live your life and face each moment.

Jesus says, come to me all who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest. This rest is for right now in this moment. He offers you, Promised Rest, amid all the uncertaint...

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