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  • Writer's pictureAnna Maria De Guid

All in God's time

Updated: Apr 27

But how do we know when things happen in God's time?

Let me share this story.

About three years ago, my dearest, most trusted, and most helpful friend told me in more or less these words - "You're on your own. No more help from me." She said many other things that I did which hurt her. Initially, I thought it was familiarity breeds contempt because I couldn't think of anything that I did that would hurt her on purpose. It later dawned on me that I might have abused her generosity and patience and maybe I haven't shown her much appreciation. Many other things entered my mind as to why this could have happened.

For over three years, dark, gray, and gloomy clouds followed me everywhere. I've sought for forgiveness, and though I've seen the light, there's a huge void in my heart that I could not explain. Not even the joyful occasions could lighten my heavy heart.

I knew I needed to trust that God had plans that were hidden from me. All I could do was to pray, and I asked friends to pray for me. One dear friend prayed hard.

As I woke up this morning, I had an epiphany! My entire body understood why God has orchestrated everything: so that I would learn to do things on my own and not rely on anyone. Not because of trust or any other issues, but because I had been spoiled! And I needed to grow up. Everything about and around me lit up! I felt like celebrating!

And what a time to celebrate! Today also marks a very special birthday of the friend who has been praying hard for me!

"I will write about this!" I told myself.

And as I sat down to write this blog, my heart stopped. It dawned on me that today is also

the sixth anniversary of Touchedby Grace.Today! God has blessed me today with a most beautiful grace of enlightenment! As I heard somewhere, when the heart overflows with joy, it comes out as tears.

And that was how I knew that it was God's perfect time.


My name's Anna Maria, and I publish a new video on YouTube's Touched by Grace Today and a new post on my blog every week! Check out for my other articles! If you've been #tbgtoday, feel free to share your story of grace here.

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