Meaning of "God is Greater Than the Highs and Lows"
You’ve probably seen the phrase “God is greater than the highs and lows” or its acronym in symbolic form, “G>∧∨”.
You will find the symbol printed on apparel and merchandise that Christians use to spread the gospel. Are you wondering where this phrase came from? Read on... 🤔
1) The Origin of “God is greater than the highs and lows”
The phrase does not represent a particular Bible verse but communicates the greatness of God. It makes it easy for one to remember that God is great regardless of the ups and downs of life. 🙏
Whether in good or bad times, God is greater than the things that make you happy or those that make you sad.
A good way to grasp the meaning of this sentence in a simple way. "No matter how bad things are or what you're going through right now, you have to stay in the faith." ✊
As Christians, we need simple ways of reminding us who God is, even if it means coining phrases like the one above.
2) The Meaning Behind the Symbol “God is greater than the highs and lows"
The symbol “G>∧∨” is a symbolic acronym for “God is greater than the highs and lows.” Each symbol in the acronym has a meaning. G stands for God, > means “greater than,” ∧ means “high”, and ∨ means “low”. 😊
This symbol makes it easy to communicate the intended message in a short and simple way. The complete phrase is not as attractive as the symbol when printed on various items.
You can also see this symbol “G>∧∨” printed on T-shirts, caps, sweatshirts, mugs, tote bags, bracelets, pendants, etc. 👕
Some people have a tattoo of the symbol on various parts of their bodies. Christians wear branded apparel with this symbol and engage others in conversation about God.
The message on the symbol is a good conversation starter and a great evangelism tool. ✝
3) Bible Verse "God is greater than the highs and lows"
You will not find a particular Bible verse for the phrase “God is greater than the highs and lows.” 😢
It comes from various Bible verses that communicate the greatness of God. The phrase represents the promises God gives us in every season of our lives. It’s applicable whether the season is success and prosperity or discouragement and despair.
Meditate on the verses below on the greatness of God.Psalm 40:16
"But may all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you; may those who long for your saving help always say, “The Lord is great!”1 John 3:20
"If our hearts condemn us, we know that God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything."1 John 5:9
"We accept human testimony, but God’s testimony is greater because it is the testimony of God, which he has given about his Son."
"For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord."
"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose."
"Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,” says the Lord, who has compassion on you."
4) "God is greater than the highs and lows" explanation of the Highs
The “highs” in the phrase “God is greater than our highs and lows” are the times when we are experiencing great success or prosperity. 🏆 It can be easy to forget God when things are looking up and we are absorbed in all the great things that surround us.
King Nebuchadnezzar glorified himself when he looked at his great wealth and prosperity. He even declared that the greatness he had was by his mighty power and for the glory of his majesty (Daniel 4:30). He forgot that God the father was greater than his greatness.
As a result, he fell under God’s judgment and for seven years ate grass like the ox. 🐃
The great thing about God is that when Nebuchadnezzar repented, He restored the kingdom back to him. 👑 This king had greater glory than before. God is greater than our successes and our high moments.
5) "God is greater than the highs and lows" explanation of the Lows
When we are in our low moments, we can lose faith and believe that God cannot help us 😓. Some situations we go through seem irredeemable. There was an invalid lying by the side of the pool of Bethesda and he had been in that condition for 38 years. He couldn’t get anyone to help him into the pool when an angel stirred the water.
Jesus asked the invalid if he wanted to get well and he gave an excuse (John 5:5-7). He had lost hope because his condition had persisted for a very long time. He didn’t recognize that Jesus Christ had the power to heal him in an instant without him getting into the pool.
His prolonged low moments had made him believe that no one had the power to help him. Yet Jesus, whose name is greater than any illness was in front of him waiting to heal him. 🙏
We sometimes fall into the trap of believing that some situations in our lives are beyond God and we don’t pray over them. Yet God can move the mountains 🏔 in our lives because He is greater than they are. We only need to trust in Him.
“God is greater than the highs and lows” is a phrase you can use to remind you of God’s power in your life. ⚡ No situation in your life is greater than Him. Trust Him with the details of your life and know that He will work all things for your good. While you’re at it, get yourself a cap with the symbol “G>∧∨” ⬇.