God knows that your eyes will be opened as soon as you eat it, and you will be like God, knowing both good and evil. Genesis 3:5 (NLT)
Well, Satan was right. When Eve ate from the tree, her eyes were opened. She suddenly saw evil and paved the way to see death, pain and sorrow. Instead of seeing God's full glory, she now got to look through a different lens. The view of God she sees has a filter and she has a full-on upfront and personal view of evil.
And, sadly, so do we. Satan still whispers this lie to us. Don't trust God. If you do, you'll miss out. Trust yourself. When we believe this lie, like Eve, we experience our troubles, pain and death without God's glory.
What we need is to say "No!" to the lie. We need to embrace all that we face with God's presence near. We should be looking at our life through the lens of trust and confidence - in a God that has already proven he loves us. We should shout to Satan - "No! I will not listen to your lies. I will focus on Jesus instead."
Will we still experience the pain of the decision made so many centuries ago? Yes. The Bible never said life would be a rose garden. But, there is a comfort in facing it with God and a victory when we deny Satan success. What about you? Which voice are you going to trust today?