From Richard Baxter’s A Christian Directory Chapter 2, Part 1, page 43,
“God is on your side, who hath all your enemies in his hand, and can rebuke thenm, or destroy them in a moment. On what is the breath or fury of dust or devils, against the Lord Almighty!
In the day when thou didst enter into covenant with God, and he with thee, thou didst enter into the most impregnable rock and fortress, and house thyself in that castle of defence, where thou mayest (modestly) defy all adverse powers of earth or hell. If God cannot save thee, he is not God. And if he will not save thee, he must break his covenant. Indeed, he may resolve to save thee, not from affliction and persecution, but in it, and by it. But in all these sufferings you will be “more than conquerors, through Christ that loveth you.” That is, it is far more desirable and excellent to conquer by patience, in suffering for Christ, than to conquer our persecutors in the field, by force of arms.”