Today, Father Sergio said Mass for us. The theme on which we reflected was "confidence," but not confidence in just an ordinary sense; instead, we discussed confidence that's based on the Inner Divine/Higher Self.
Father Sergio made an incredible point- much of our lack of confidence can originate in going against our Higher Self.
Another point was brought up and then hammered home by others- meditation, whether active or passive, is key in connecting us to that Higher Self.
One can also think of the Holy Eucharist and the ritual of the Mass as something of an active meditation. I've long held that the ritualism in Christianity is meant to put us in a meditative state of mind so that we can receive the Divine Presence within us and become aware of it.
Having faith can be difficult for those of us who have been burned by people of more fundamentalist stripes of religion, yet when one combines the meditation and the connection with the Higher Self, everything seems to come together quite beautifully. In my own life, I see situations work out in an astounding way- synchronicities happen, things fall into place and do better than I could've ever imagined they would.
I pray that the same happens for you.