7 ¶ And the children of Israel were fruitful, and increased abundantly, and multiplied, and waxed exceeding mighty; and the land was filled with them.
8 Now there arose up a new king over Egypt, which knew not Joseph.
9 And he said unto his people, Behold, the people of the children of Israel are more and mightier than we:
10 Come on, let us deal wisely with them; lest they multiply, and it come to pass, that, when there falleth out any war, they join also unto our enemies, and fight against us, and so get them up out of the land.
11 Therefore they did set over them taskmasters to afflict them with their burdens. And they built for Pharaoh treasure cities, Pithom and Raamses.
12 But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and grew. And they were grieved because of the children of Israel.
If The Lord allowed His chosen people to be tempered and strengthened in Egypt long ago; why would he not allow us the same situation to develop, from our careless abandon of being His chosen and blessed America. When people choose to ignore God and His blessings and clear and simple instructions, they have always suffered, usually after many warnings. I certainly have no inspiration for you and all of America or even Mesa Arizona, USA. I do find encouragement in the scriptures, even this one, because it is a constant and fair and natural law.