Stop Telling God How Big Your Storm Is!

By on January 1, 2013

By Chloe JonPaul –

When asked to write an article for a quote I recently came across, little did I know that I would be required “to practice what I preach”! I liked the quote so much that I added it to the emails I send out on a daily basis. It reads:

Stop telling God how big your storm is. Instead, tell the storm how big your God is!  ~ Author unknown

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As I mused over what I might possibly write to emphasize the meaning and worth of this quote, I was put to the test! One afternoon as I was working on my computer using the Internet, I lost power all of a sudden. I called Comcast to see if the problem could be resolved by phone. As the technician was trying to do so, I lost telephone connection and my phone went completely dead. I used my cell phone to call back and was told that it would be 36 hours before a technician could come to work on the problem. My Internet and phone service are both with Comcast. Now you must understand that there were no power outages in the area and it was a perfect day weather-wise.

As I thought about all of this, it occurred to me that this was a perfect time to put that quote into action. I simply said, “Okay, Lord. I’ll use the next 36 hours in whatever way you wish me to use them. Silence and solitude seem to be the ticket. I’m telling the storm how big You are!

The next morning I recorded the event in my journal and I wrote:

“My Lord, You have given me a wonderful opportunity to turn this into a powerful prayer of intercession for all those people who are in desperately need of my prayers, especially the victims of Superstorm Sandy. You are the Master of the Universe and with You all things are possible. I may not understand the reason for this but what I DO understand is your Fatherly love.

Not long after I had finished writing, a small, interior voice said, “Check your phone.” I picked up the receiver, pressed the call button and voila! I had a connection! Again, that “interior voice” said: “Now turn on your computer”. I did so and got connected to the Internet instantly!

Coincidence or minor miracle? There is no logical explanation that I can give for what happened except to say that our faith is put to the test at times and we can choose how we respond. I could have worked myself into a frenzy and said, “Good Lord! Why did this have to happen?” I am quite busy with another book coming out in a few days and very dependent on the Internet for marketing and social networking purposes so it would have been a natural reaction to have. Fortunately, my faith and trust in divine Providence was rewarded in a magnificent way because he is never outdone in generosity!


Chloe Jon Paul is a freelance writer and world traveler who lives in Bowie, MD. Her website:

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Stop Telling God How Big Your Storm Is!