What if you didn’t have to go looking for God’s presence? What if you could enjoy it all the time?
Glenna Marshall’s awakening to God’s presence began in the depths of winter. Rereading her journal, she realized that for six months she’d been cataloging all the ways God had abandoned her. What if that . . . wasn’t true? Interweaving her own story of faith and doubt amid suffering, Glenna traces the theme of God’s presence from Genesis to Revelation and shows what it means for us in our own daily joys and struggles.
God’s presence among his people set him apart from the pagan gods of ancient times. His presence on earth as God Incarnate split history in two. And today his presence is one of the most significant means of his goodness to us.
“A truly refreshing read that has forever changed my perspective on suffering.”
—Sara Wallace, Author, For the Love of Discipline and Created to Care
“I commend this book to all those who are seeking the secret to experiencing the nearness of God in the darkest of places.”
—Brian Croft, Senior Pastor, Auburndale Baptist Church, Louisville
“A discovery of new and more meaningful ways that God is always near and good and faithful and kind and enough.”
—Kristie Anyabwile, Editor, His Testimonies, My Heritage
“I found a fellow sojourner and was reminded of a faithful shepherd in The Promise Is His Presence.”
—Gillian Marchenko, Author, Still Life: A Memoir of Living Fully with Depression