Today I committed a venial sin and lost my peace. Naturally, I turned to the Lord to repent and pray for forgiveness. But peace did not return to my heart. After more praying, I finally realized that my pride was still in play ~ basically, I was bothered by my own spiritual failure. You see, I was focusing on myself instead of God's infinite mercy. There's no question that I'll be sinning again and again, but the Lord will set me free again and again. Finally, I was set free this time.