Genesis 3:14-19 New International Version (NIV)

14 So the Lord God said to the serpent, “Because you have done this,

“Cursed are you above all livestock
    and all wild animals!
You will crawl on your belly
    and you will eat dust
    all the days of your life.
15 And I will put enmity
    between you and the woman,
    and between your offspring and hers;
he will crush your head,
    and you will strike his heel.”

16 To the woman he said,

“I will make your pains in childbearing very severe;
    with painful labor you will give birth to children.
Your desire will be for your husband,
    and he will rule over you.”

17 To Adam he said, “Because you listened to your wife and ate fruit from the tree about which I commanded you, ‘You must not eat from it,’

“Cursed is the ground because of you;
    through painful toil you will eat food from it
    all the days of your life.
18 It will produce thorns and thistles for you,
    and you will eat the plants of the field.
19 By the sweat of your brow
    you will eat your food
until you return to the ground,
    since from it you were taken;
for dust you are
    and to dust you will return.”

The consequences of sin can be painful, but we must know that God is holy, and he hates sin. Sin hurts us and does bad things to our minds, bodies, and souls. It is dark. God must punish sin. There are many painful stories of lives that were ruined as a result of sin. Disobedience is sin. Disobedience breaks fellowship with God. Thank goodness God is willing to forgive us and is willing to restore our relationship with him. The first step is to admit your sin. Confess your sin out loud to God. It is important that you hear yourself admit your sin. Once you know you have sinned, admit it, and take responsibility; you are on your way to restoration, repentance, and fellowship with God.