If I summoned him and he answered me,
I would not believe that he was listening to my voice.
For he crushes me with a tempest
and multiplies my wounds without cause;
he will not let me get my breath,
but fills me with bitterness.
If it is a contest of strength, behold, he is mighty!
If it is a matter of justice, who can summon him?
Though I am in the right, my own mouth would condemn me;
though I am blameless, he would prove me perverse.
I am blameless; I regard not myself;
I loathe my life.
It is all one; therefore I say,
‘He destroys both the blameless and the wicked.’
When disaster brings sudden death,
he mocks at the calamity of the innocent.
The earth is given into the hand of the wicked;
he covers the faces of its judges—
if it is not he, who then is it?
” Job 9:16-24.
Job considers how even if he’s right, what can he do about it? He is a speck of sand in the universe, and God made the universe. It is foolish to argue with God. Besides, who else could he oppose? And that is when we can see that Job is not aware of Satan, his true adversary.
Talk to almost any Christian in America and you will find that his troubles are caused by God, allowed by God, or planned by God. And there isn’t a thing he can do about it except to beg God to dial it down a little. In spite of the fact that Jesus gave us power over Satan, he gets to act with impunity, with anonymity, and all because we will not oppose him.
We have weapons that are mighty through God that are able to destroy demonic strongholds (2 Corinthians 10:4) “And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death.” Revelation 12:11.