God is Greater than the Highs and the Lows

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. -Romans 8:28


"God is greater than the highs and the lows" means that no matter what difficulties and tests you are going through, God is always here for you.
Have faith that God wants the best for you; both the highs and the lows are part of his plan. Turn to him during the lowest points in your life, and celebrate him during the highest points.


 What does "God is greater than the highs and the lows" mean for you?

If our hearts condemn us, we know that God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything. -1 John 3:20

Knowing that God handles both the highs and the lows can help you stay humble. When we achieve the high points of our lives (such as getting married, achieving professional success, and having children), it is tempting to claim credit for them. We like to think that we worked hard for our triumphs and "earned" them ourselves. That is true to a degree, because we all know that God helps those who help themselves. But even our most tremendous success is only possible thanks to God and his help throughout our lives.

Furthermore, bearing in mind that God is greater than the highs helps us keep our focus on the things that are truly essential in life, such as our faith, our families, and the love we have for one another, rather than allowing ourselves to be diverted by earthly things.

Similarly, when we are at our lowest, we often blame ourselves. We feel ashamed, helpless, and even worthless. We wonder how we could have made such a wrong decision or been so foolish. Of course, to an extent, it's true—we can always strive to be better versions of ourselves. But we are never helpless, because we can turn to God in our time of need. Most of all, we are never worthless, because we are God's perfect children, and he is looking after our every step to help us have the best life possible.

What is the deeper meaning behind "God is greater than the highs and the lows?"

"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. -Isaiah 54:10

We usually think of life's "highs" as the good times, and the "lows" as the bad. But another perspective on this phrase reveals its deeper meaning.

The journeys of our lives are like long walks through an unfamiliar land. The "lows" are like long slogs through a marshy valley. You can't see far ahead of you because the mountains are blocking your path, and you are wondering how you'll keep moving and get out of the muck. However, if you keep going and continue climbing, you will reach the top of the mountains—the "highs." From up there, you are elated to reach the top after a long struggle, and you can see a long way ahead of you.
When you're deep in the swamp, you believe you'll never reach the top of the mountain. But when you're on top of the world, you forget about the lows. This is our limited perspective as human beings.
Now, consider God's perspective. From way up in heaven, God sees you at your highest points and your lowest points. He sees your struggles, and he reaches down with a hand to help. He sees your joy and rejoices with you. Most importantly, he sees the whole plan, knows the purpose of your journey, and is so proud of you for moving each day towards your final destination.
This is why "God is greater than the highs and the lows." Both highs and lows are part of life—as long as you keep moving, you will encounter both, and moving through both brings you closer to your ultimate goal of being closer to Him. God loves you, and he sees the whole plan. So, when you are at your lowest, call on him for help. When you are at your highest, thank him.

God is greater than the highs and lows—and that's great news.

Finally, remember the lowest and most painful moments of life are only temporary, and you can turn to God for help. Because God is greater than the highs and the lows, you can rejoice and thank Him for your success, without getting attached to worldly distractions.
Most of all, since God is greater than the highs and the lows, you know both are part of God's plan, and he is always working for your benefit and to bring you closer to him.