Grace truly is amazing, I still don't get it! (grace that is)
This quote from Jerry Bridges sums it up pretty well, if you haven't already, pick up a copy of "The Discipline Of Grace". It's worth the time to check it out.
“The gospel, applied to our hearts every day, frees us to be brutally honest with ourselves and with God. The assurance of His total forgiveness of our sins through the blood of Christ means we don’t have to play defensive games anymore. We don’t have to rationalize and excuse our sins. . . . We can call sin exactly what it is, regardless of how ugly and shameful it may be, because we know that Jesus bore that sin in His body on the cross. With the assurance of total forgiveness through Christ, we have no reason to hide from our sins anymore.”
- Jerry Bridges, The Discipline of Grace (Colorado Springs, Co: NavPress, 1994), 22-23.time to check out.