Perhaps Anne Graham Lotz was correct, that God has backed away from
because we have absolutely backed away from God. America
We could certainly find plenty of Biblical backup for it, beginning in Genesis and ending with Revelation... But, then we also must add in that God will always turn what man means for evil in to something good as He did with Joseph and his brothers (among others).
Truth is as piercing as any two-edged sword dividing the marrow from the bone as Job's friends found out. Perhaps more than anything else, God's purpose is to show Satan that he has no power and his time is limited.
Since He hung the world in place and put the stars in space, I'm not too sure we even have the right to ask, "Why?" We weren't there when He put the belt around earth's middle. Who are we that God is mindful of us?
Hezekiah in 2Ch 31:20 And Hezekiah did this in all Judah, and did the good and the right and true before Jehovah his God. 21 And in every work that he began for the service of the house of God, and in the Law, and in the commandment, to seek his God with all his heart, he worked and prospered.
2 Ch 32:31 Even so with the envoys of the rulers of
, those sent to him to inquire of the wonder that had been in the land, God left him to test him, to know all his heart. Babylon