Although I was brought up Catholic and do sometimes attend mass, I find that I am more spiritually attuned rather than bound by the confines of Catholicism. I believe there is a God and also believe there are constant presences who keep us from harm, protect our choices, and comfort us in times of anxiety or sadness. A penny seen on the pavement while pumping gas; the intuition to slow down on the highway as a cruiser speeds by; a surprise conversation in line at the bookstore or personal compliment by someone unknown that truly lifts the spirits; the terror as a small child learning to walk falls, millimeters from the corner of the coffee table, but her sweet little head does not connect. These are the effects of those whom we do not see but who know what we desperately need. I believe there is a reason for everything and that things happen when their time is right, which typically and disappointingly, do not happen per our schedule.
I believe the universe does has have a hand in our lives and the forces of nature deserve respect, as they all have the power to calm and maintain as well as destroy.
You must believe there is a force having a power stronger than mortals, as times come when you simply cannot bear the weight of certain issues alone and you have to ask for help. You must believe and feel this power imbues you with the strength to persevere and the courage to follow through. You must believe in this and also believe in yourself, as you do have certain controls over your own life.
Peace and blessings to you all. May you all find what you need.