“When we as Christians sin, we can react in one of three ways:
1) We can become hardened to our sin.
2) We can sink into utter despair and say, ‘Its all over.’ I’ve known Christians who have spent twenty years despairing over one sin….
[T]he only right course of action for us as Christians is to…
3) become increasingly sensitive to our sin, but also increasingly to know the forgiveness that is ours on the basis of the blood of Christ – to have the assurance that, if Jesus died for me when I was a sinner before my salvation, how much more He must love me now!”
-Francis Schaeffer, The Finished Work of Christ.