Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned:

The divine assistance and unseen help of Allah Ta‘ala is not based on any physical means, and is not such that one is able to determine the time and manner of its occurrence. However, at the time when a servant is helpless, he turns his complete focus to Allah Ta‘ala and relies on Allah Ta‘ala entirely, then from the hidden treasures of Allah Ta‘ala, he is divinely assisted. The precondition for receiving the divine assistance of Allah Ta‘ala is imaan and placing one’s entire reliance and complete trust on Allah Ta‘ala, and not placing one’s reliance on the material means of the world. (Malfoozaat Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) pgs. 105-106)

Source: Ihyaauddeen.co.za