Signs of the times
Whenever ancient Israel ignored God's truth and "did what was right in their own eyes," God withdrew His protection and, with grief, let His precious people experience "the full terrors of the pathway they had chosen." The devastating consequences were already built into His creation. They included wild animals, famines (due to drought, pests, climate changes...) and the natural inclinations of mankind's capricious human nature when untamed by moral boundaries and the Holy Spirit.
God doesn't change. Nor does human nature. We, like Israel, tend to forget that God (not clever people) is the One who has freed our nation from fear of famine and wild beasts. So, when we today ignore His ways. He once again withdraws His protection and turns us over to the natural consequences built into His creation. [See 1 Corinthians 10-1-13] Many may then recognize their need and appreciate His wise, loving and sovereign care for His people. [See America's Spiritual Slide]
"If I cause wild beasts to pass through the land, and they empty it, and make it so desolate that no man may pass through because of the beasts, even though these three men [referring to His faithful servants Noah, Daniel and Job] were in it.... only they would be delivered, and the land would be desolate....
"How much more it shall be when I send My four severe judgments on Jerusalem—the sword and famine and wild beasts and pestilence—to cut off man and beast from it?" Ezekiel 14:15-16, 21
"I looked, and behold, a pale horse. And the name of him who sat on it was Death, and Hades followed with him. And power was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword, with hunger, with death, and by the beasts of the earth." Revelation 6:7
"They shall be safe in their land; and they shall know that I am the Lord, when I have broken the bands of their yoke and delivered them from the hand of those who enslaved them. ...nor shall beasts of the land devour them.... I will raise up for them a garden of renown, and they shall no longer be consumed with hunger.... Thus they shall know that I, the Lord their God, am with them...." Ezekiel 34:27-30