The yetzer hara (evil inclination) is misunderstood. Hashem is all goodness. Therefore, if He made a yetzer hara, it’s a tremendous chesed (kindness). But it’s a perilous form of chesed.
If you know how to utilize the yetzer hara, you can become great.
But if you don’t think about it, you can’t even try to protect yourself, and it’ll conquer you.
~ R’ Avigdor Miller zt”l