Self defense is something else to consider, I believe if we wait on the Lord with prayer & confidence He will show us a strategical way to confront the situation. There's even been battles won because the victor lead the enemy to their own demise, there was no bloodshed between each other. When we stop & think about it there's always another solution.
Check out Psalm 27:14, I Corinth. 11:32, Philippians 4:12 & 13, Psalm 125:3, Luke 1:74, Duet. 20:4, Isiah 54:15, Psalm 48:14, Proverbs 16:9, Matthew 5:5, Psalm 147:6, Psalm 37:11, & Deuteronomy 29:9.
May God bless those who hath an open ear with wisdom, and insight to His ways.
J D & DRL Poore