II Chronicles 7:22 And it shall be answered, Because they forsook the LORD God of their fathers, which brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, and laid hold on other gods, and worshipped them, and served them: therefore hath he brought all this evil upon them.
They forsook God. God was the one that had saved their fathers, their country, and them. They not only turned away from God but they turned to false gods, idols. They worshipped idols made with men’s hands instead of the God that made them.
God caused or allowed horrible things to happen to them. They had decided He wasn’t good enough so they could live with the consequences of their sin and rebellion.
Other gods will never be enough for any of us. They are false. They have no power. They are simply an insult to the One and Only true God. They are a way of saying that you do not love God. You do not value truth. It is a way of letting God know you reject Him.
There will always be consequences from such behavior. God doesn’t want you to hurt but it is better to hurt enough to see your need of God.