The Israelites had just returned from a huge military victory over the Midianites and the military commanders brought this report to Moses –
Your servants have counted the soldiers under our command, and not one is missing.
When God is with the soldiers, they have zero causalities. Zero.
Throughout the Bible, the only time causalities are mentioned is: (1) when the battle is of their own undertaking, or (2) the people have sinned and God allows an enemy to attack them.
at God’s timing
with God’s help
= No causalities!
If you are in a battle that that you started – or if you are in a battle because you walked away from God – your best defense is to run to God in repentance.
But if God brought you to this fight, don’t run. Stand firm. He will bring you the victory with no causalities.