Almighty God will be your companion, will stand by you, help you, and see you through
One of the most powerful concepts, one which is a sure cure for lack of confidence, is to practise the thought that God is actually with you and helping you. This is one of the simplest teachings in religion, namely, that Almighty God will be your companion, will stand by you, help you, and see you through. No other idea is so powerful in developing self-confidence as this simple belief when practised. To practise it, simply affirm: “God is with me; God is helping me; God is guiding me.” Spend several minutes each day visualising His presence. Then practise believing that affirmation. Go about your daily activities on the assumption that what you have affirmed and visualised is true. Affirm it, visualise it, believe it, and it will actualise itself. The release of power which this procedure stimulates will astonish you.
Feeling of confidence depend upon the type of thoughts that habitually occupy your mind. Think defeat and you are bound to feel defeated. But practise thinking confident thoughts, make it a dominating habit, and you will develop such a strong sense of capacity that regardless of what difficulties arise you will be able to overcome them. Feelings of confidence actually induce increased strength. Basil King once said, “Be bold, and mighty force will come to your aid.” Experience proves the truth of this. You will feel these mighty spiritual forces aiding you as your increasing faith reconditions your attitudes from negative to positive.
—Norman Vincent Peale