In God have I put my trust and confident reliance; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me? Your vows are binding upon me, O God; I will give thank offerings to You. For You have rescued my soul from death, Yes, and my feet from stumbling, So that I may walk before God In the light of life. – Psalm 56:11-13 (Amplified)
God can harden and soften hearts. He can move mountains or cause fig trees to wither. He is for us (His followers) and not against us. Why should we be afraid of man?
Can He be trusted? Absolutely.
So how should we respond? With thanksgiving and praise.
Will we endure hardship? Yup. But He will be there for us. Imagine how hard life would be like without Him.