For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and His ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.
1 Peter 3:12 KJV
The Holy Spirit is speaking words of comfort to us to assure us that Jesus has his eyes on us, to watch over us, and listen to our prayers.
To know that the Lord's face is turned from the evil people of this world is to know that their desire to do us harm will be thwarted - unless for His grand purpose for our life, it is His will to allow something that will grow us spiritually for His good.
When a trial comes, we should immediately go to Him in prayer and supplication. He will walk us through the fiery furnace; to come out at the other end, a more stable Christian and one who can minister to others with Godly strength, giving Him all the Glory, knowing only in Him, did we make it through.
It is possible to make it through trials without Jesus but the difference is that the growth is only in the flesh, not spiritual. It has no eternal value. That type of overcoming while seeming victorious to the world is like chaff that gets blown away by the wind, or burned to become ashes.
Lord, thank You that your eyes are upon me and Your ears are open to my prayers. Help me to walk closely with you day by day so when the trials come, I will be already looking to you and be able to trust in You. Amen.