I understand the dilemma created when we believe in an unkind and unjust world. I too once saw the world through a similar lens and experienced the repercussions of believing such scary thoughts.
There IS a shift in perception that is necessary and does happen (gradually for some, more quickly for others) as we seriously commit to the work of taking responsibility for our thoughts. This necessary shift moves us from a place of distrust and its accompanying anxiety and need to control to a place of accepting that the Universe is innately good and kind.
To help us facilitate that shift, it is important to remember that blindly believing scary, painful thoughts is the primary cause of all of our suffering, NOT our life circumstances. We are not at the mercy of the world! To think so is ultimate victimhood!
The world is perfectly designed to be a mirror reflecting to us our beliefs. We think a painful or scary thought (“I am not safe.”) and then project it out onto the world. Now we see evidence for what we believe everywhere, having no idea that we are unconsciously looking for evidence to support only what we believe and ignoring anything that might prove otherwise. Believing what we think causes us to behave as if its true and before you know it we have managed to gather all the evidence we need to prove it.