Rosey Grier played football in the 1970s. A powerfully built man, he enjoyed needle craft and crocheting. He wrote books for male needlepointers.
An old joke goes:
Two men walked by him and saw him stitching a project.
The first man: "That isn’t masculine."
The second man: "You tell him."
Will the faultfinder contend with the Almighty? Let him who reproves God answer it.
Then Job answered the Lord and said,
“Behold, I am insignificant; what can I say in response to You?
I put my hand on my mouth.
I have spoken once, and I will not reply;
Or twice, and I will add nothing more.”
Job wisely stopped speaking, and he never knew why he endured so much. The LORD continues Chapter 40 detailing His power.
The God of the Universe looms far bigger and more powerful than Mr. Grier. And yet in defiance the ants challenge the Mountain. We, ladies and gentlemen, are the ants. In the Book of Job, when Job asks Him why he must suffer so, he heard (we read) hour after hour of God’s sovereignty. If you click on the verse above, you will see what the LORD had to say.
The independent American asks “why” regarding everything. Some of us take pride in our contempt for authority. God ranks as one more authority figure to defy. Why do we believe we can wave our fists at God? Our puny little fists.
It’s foolish to question God. Cling to Him. Pray to Him. Trust in Him. And let Him reign over creation. Satan counted himself equal to the Almighty and found himself evicted from heaven, waiting for his eternal punishment.
Dear Lord: Please deliver me from anger and rebellion because things aren’t going my way. Let me accept Your will no matter how hard. And forgive me for asking why.