Chapter 6 begins with the children of Israel again doing evil in the sight of the Lord, so the Lord delivered them into the hand of Midian for seven years (Judges 6:1). The result of their disobedience was that Israel would be greatly impoverished. During this time, they cried out to the Lord. So the Lord sent them a prophet. The prophet gives them a reminder of what God has done. I brought you out of the house of bondage, I delivered you out of the hand of the Egyptians and out of the hand of all who oppressed you, and drove them out before you.
The children of Israel knew what the Lord would require of them, yet they still disobeyed. There comes a point where you decided to do what is right in your own eyes and the Lord will allow it. He will essentially give you what you are asking for. Until you come to the point of spiritual bankruptcy and to a point where all you can do is cry out to the Lord. The children of Israel spent an unnecessary seven years under the hand of Midian before they cried out. Let’s learn from them and trust that the Lords ways are better than ours.
In Isaiah 55:8 we are told “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways, says the Lord.”