So in the book of Judges, Israel is doing pretty lousy. There's barbarians on the rampage (the Midianites). We have our friend Gideon, who's a farm boy minding his own business, and an angel appears to him. The angel says: "G-d is with you, mighty hero of Israel."
Gideon's response: whaddaya mean G-d is with us?! The country's a mess right now and Israel is getting stomped. And why do you call me hero? Do I look like a hero to you?
The angel says: "Go, save your people."