Acts 1:6-8 ESV
So when they had come together, they asked him, “Lord, will you at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?” He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons that the Father has fixed by his own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
After all that they had seen Jesus do, and all that He had gone through with them, the question they asked after His resurrection showed clearly that they were still not exactly aware of what was going on. After the question they asked, Jesus completely gave them a different spiritual answer. He did not berate them or criticize them for not seeing things as they should have. Rather, He saw into the future when they would be witnesses of Him; to be a witness you have to be sure of one’s facts. He saw beyond their present lack to how it would be in the future. No matter the present, God knows what He sees in you. Even if that seems opposite to the future. God sees the best in you.