The bigger question that this seems to fall under is "Why does God" allow suffering?
One answer to this that was given to me by a pair of religious gentlemen that enjoy discussing such questions with me was that there are various places in the bible including the Lords Prayer that indicate God's power is not down here with us. The line in the Lords Prayer is 'thy kingdom come' which implies that we do not go to heaven but that rather, heaven comes to us. And the reason that suffering is allowed is because heaven has not yet come to Earth.
Not sure if I believe that. But here's the explanation I cam up with. There is no doubt in anyone's mind that we are more intelligent than ants. An ant trying to understand the concepts that process through our brains wouldn't have the slightest clue where to start. Even the idea of wondering about is is probably something that is beyond their mental capability. Yet if we want to, we can take a colony, it's queen, give them some dirt and a glass aquarium and give them a new home. in so doing, they'll get busy with the whole dig, find food, eat, mate, move eggs, care for eggs, hatch eggs, feed young, dig, find food, thing that they do so well.
So then that would mean we gave them their home surrounded by this crazy see through material that they can't did through but also keeps other things away. And for a moment if we apply a bit of intelligent to the ant that they otherwise don't have, clearly if we can construct such a home, we should be able to protect them from cave ins, sickness, and other such issues right? But we know that isn't entirely true. We can certainly take steps to avoid things like sickness by keeping a clean cage but in the end we can't prevent everything.
The point of the whole story is that I don't feel God has the ability to micro manage on a scale that people have begun to think that God can.