“God is greater than the highs and lows” is a common phrase Christians and even non-Christians have probably seen in their lives. And its acronym symbol form, “G>∧∨” on apparels and accessories that Christians use to spread the gospel and remind ourselves of God’s everlasting love.
Have you ever wondered what the Bible says about it and the biblical meaning of this symbol? Let’s explore.
No actually. There is not any particular verse of this phrase, but it expresses God’s greatness and power. It’s an easy way to help us remember God knows and is taking control all the time regardless of our situation.
Our feelings and judgments of the highs and lows of our life don’t represent how much God cares and loves us. “ God is greater than the highs and lows” and its symbol really express the truth that God’s plan for each person is wonderful and his grace is sufficient.
The symbol “G>∧∨” is a symbolic acronym for “God is greater than the highs and lows.” G stands for God, > for “greater than,” ∧ for “high”, and ∨ for “low”.
“G>∧∨” is much shorter than the complete phrase and easy to remember and print on all kinds of items.
Some people have a tattoo of this symbol on their bodies. People can also find this symbol on necklaces, bracelets, pendants, T-shirts, and other gift ideas. Christians sometimes use this symbol to start a conversation about faith and the gospel.
Even though we cannot find any particular verse of “God is greater than the highs and lows”, there are a number of Bible verses that communicate the greatness and powerful love of God.
Here are some popular Bible verses below that will remind you of Heavenly Father’s caring heart and unfailing promise. Meditate on the verses below.
He says, “Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth.”
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.
Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
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!”
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who[a] have been called according to his purpose.
1 Corinthians 2:9
However, as it is written:
“What no eye has seen,
what no ear has heard,
and what no human mind has conceived”]—
the things God has prepared for those who love him—
I just realized there are so many verses that make proof of our God’s greatness. Even in a situation that we can’t understand, He is always taking control, watching our steps, holding our hands. Keep reading the bible to know Him more and live the life that His children should do.
When we feel we are experiencing the highs in our lives, it often means the life we are living is what we expected and imagined, or even filled with surprises. But these highs can potentially be the lows of our spiritual life as people tend to forget they need God’s guidance and wisdom when they feel good.
There are many relevant examples in Bible. King David committed the most terrible sin after experiencing huge prosperity and success. Unlike what he always did, he didn’t even think of praying to God. Same for his son, Solomon.
In the book of Daniel, King Nebuchadnezzar glorified himself and his dynasty by worshiping his mighty power and forgot the one greater. As a result, God’s judgment came on him and made him eat grass for 7 years. Surprisingly, when he truly turned his heart toward God and repent, not only the kingdom was back but also he was even more powerful and prosperous than ever before.
In the stories of the Bible, we can easily see how God is greater than human’s highs.
When we feel we are at the low points of our life, expected situations happen and make us question if God is with us and still cares about us. Some of us may lose faith when experiencing a long period of difficult moments. We don’t know if things will get better and how long we are going to wait.
On the contrary, the lows help us to grow strong in faith and personalities, and shape our spiritual bodies. In Genesis, Abraham showed us that God could do what we humans normally think is impossible, even with our own bodies. Both Abraham and his wife Sarah were old and Sarah was barren and didn’t have children of their own. However, God promised Abraham that He’d make him the father of many nations and Sarah would bear a son. It really happened when Abraham and Sarah were 100 and 90 years old, respectively.
Joseph, favorite son of Jacob and Rachel, was sold to slavery in Egypt by his jealous brothers. After experiencing years of ups and downs, he became Vizier of Egypt. He finally recognized all the trials he underwent was God’s plan and said to his brother “Even though you meant harm to me, God meant it for good, to achieve this present end, the survival of many people. “ (Genesis 50:20)
Therefore keeping faith in God is a great lesson in our way towards heaven. God can never be late or ignore us. He is able to turn our wailing into dancing.
Firstly, Christians as human beings also experience highs and lows in our lives. We need to communicate God’s love and gospel to ourselves every day. Living in this world can make us forget how great our God is and ignore his saving grace because our situation is more important in our minds at that moment. As sinners, we worship idles all the time. A symbol like this helps us focus on God Himself and think more about Him.
Secondly, spreading the gospel is the mission God has for every Christian. How can you not talk about Jesus and Introduce Him to the one your love? While bringing up this conversation sometimes is a bit awkward and embarrassing for someone timid, starting from this symbol, and the phrase and meaning of it can be a nice try.
Thirdly, even though not all people believe in Jesus Christ, many of them believe in something more powerful and divine than themselves. They are truly looking for strength and faith to show them hope and help them get rid of bad situations. The sign of “God is greater than the highs and lows” is powerful and encouraging for people in trouble and depression. Wearing a necklace and bracelet or seeing this symbol somewhere in their life can make them believe in something bigger, stronger and more reliable.
Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank You for the time for us to reflect on this phrase “God is greater than the highs and lows”. Thank You for creating us and helping us know about You more and more every day. Thank You for this opportunity for us to think about Your greatness and unfailing promise.
We take this world and everything You made for granted easily. We are so weak in faith that sometimes we think You are not able. We try to control You and make You act according to our own plans. We have so many idols in life but hardly ever put You in the highest place. We enjoy the love of sins, but cannot enjoy You.
We truly need to repent of our sins before You. We forget about you when we are in the highs. We question Your love and blame You for our lows. God, please help us. Help us to focus on You, to appreciate Your love, to trust more Your greatness, to know more about You, to love more about reading Bible, and to grow in faith regardless of the situation.
In Jesus name,