حَتَّى إِذَا اسْتَيْأَسَ الرُّسُلُ وَظَنُّواْ أَنَّهُمْ قَدْ كُذِبُواْ جَاءهُمْ نَصْرُنَا
“Till then the messengers despaired and thought they were indeed belied, then Our help came to them”
Imam Sadiq (as) said, A man came to Ameerul Momeneen (as) and complained about the length of the government of the oppressors.
He (as) said to him, That which you are hoping for (the government of the Qaem of the Ahlul Bayt (as)) will not be established until all the liars have perished, the ignorant have vanished, and the pious ones – who will be only a few – are safe. (Before then) there will be no place for you – not even enough space for your feet – and you will be even less respected than a corpse.
However, while you are in this state, the help of Allah and His victory shall come to you. This is the meaning of the words of my Lord, “Till when the messengers despaired and thought they were indeed belied, then Our help came to them”. (Dalael Al Imama page 471)