The Bible states important principles about Christians and courage. It commands us to be of good courage and to be strong. It also makes clear that our strength lies in the confidence that comes from God's presence with us. Although the world recognizes the relationship between strength and courage, it ignores God, the source of our strength. The Psalmist says, "Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and He shall strenthen thine heart:wait,I say,on the Lord" (Psalms 27:14).