This was the situation that caused many tribes of Israel to be under servitude of the Philistines and Ammonites for 18 years. They were in servitude until they “cried unto the LORD, saying, We have sinned against thee, because we have forsaken our God, and also served Baalim” (Judges 10:10b).
God, at first, told His people to “Go and cry unto the gods which ye have chosen; let them deliver you in the time of your tribulation” (Judges 10:14). He added that He would deliver the descendants of Jacob no more (Judges 10:13b). But after Israel put away the foreign gods from among them and served their LORD; and God was grieved for the misery of Israel (Judges 10:15, 16).
Would the LORD God of Israel tell His people the same thing today?