Create in me a clean heart, O God. Renew a loyal spirit within me. Do not banish me from your presence, and don’t take your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and make me willing to obey you. PS 51:10-12. God’s presence is our peace. When we sin, we push ourselves away from God and His presence. David knew the presence of the Holy Spirit in His life and when He committed adultery with Bathsheba he knew he had sinned against God. Yet it wasn’t until the prophet Nathan confronted David that He repented and sought God’s forgiveness. If you’ve lost your peace or no longer sense God’s presence, don’t wait or hide, run to the throne of grace and ask for God’s mercy and forgiveness. He will restore you with His unfailing love and calm the storms in your life. Praise God today that He is merciful and just and will restore us when we come before Him with a contrite heart.