Al Ma’arij V.1-44
The angels and the Spirit will ascend to Him during a Day the extent of which is fifty thousand years.
So be patient with gracious patience.
Indeed, they see it [as] distant,
But We see it [as] near. [Al Ma’arij:4-7]
Allah, the Exalted and Glorious, will take in His grip of the earth on the Day of Judgment and He would roll up the sky in His right hand and would say: I am the Lord; wbere are the sovereigns of the world? [Muslim]
Having to wait for the Day of Judgment to begin is going to be almost as hard as going through it. Imagine having to wait fifty thousand years and during that time you are feeling scared and anxious. It is like going to find out the results of a test at school that will determine whether you get a diploma or not. Imagine the feelings you have at that time and now think of how these feelings could almost destroy you if they were constantly with you for centuries upon centuries.