We find in the Word of God, that the Apostles were content in their sufferings. The question here, really, is: "Will the world get worse before it gets better?" That answer is found in the four Gospels Matthew, Mark, Luke and John...as well as Revelation also. This must come to pass, and why? Simple, really:
God is allowing mankind to try and do things on their own, without Him per se. Why? So that He can show us (through our own demise) that without Him, we can do absolutely nothing! We need Him in ALL that we do, Amen?
In conclusion, will things get worse before they get better? Yes! Absolutely! But as God told Paul when Paul asked God to remove the thorn from his flesh, God answered and said, "...For in your weakness, my strength is known." Glory to God!!!