Justin Bieber wrote a heartfelt message to his Instagram followers in the hope of encouraging people during September’s Suicide Prevention Month. He opens up about his battles with depression, anxiety, and the drugs he abused. There’s so much pain in his words and story, yet he has found a hope to cling to.
Justin Bieber has been on a faith journey these past few years that he’s invited his fans into. The pop star is not shy about his story of a fame fueled cliff dive into hedonism and the people of God who pulled him up. Justin’s own testimony is very much a prophetic word come to fruition. When his mother, Pattie Mallete, was pregnant her pastors prophesied that she would birth revival and she dedicated Justin to the Lord.
Justin’s own revival has given way to loving his fans and followers in way that could only come from the Love of God. He started to minister and evangelize from whatever platform he could.
“Do you feel you have exhausted all options? Do you feel helpless? Do you feel like you’re never good enough? What if I told you that there’s a god that’s willing to meet you wherever you’re at? What if I told you He could take away your pain, shame, guilt, and fears. #Jesus.”
His post to followers on September 4th was heartbreakingly vulnerable and darkness-shattering powerful all at once. The message: Hope is found in God’s unrelenting pursuit of our hearts.
In an earlier post from this year Justin shared more about his hard season.
“Sang at church last night. God is pulling me through a hard season. Having trust in Jesus at your worst times is the absolute hardest. But he is faithful to complete what he started. I also want to thank my wife (Hailey Bieber) for being such a huge support in my life through this season.. it says in the bible count it ALL JOY when you face trials of various kinds. Sounds insane considering when u face trials u feel terrible. But if we are grateful and worship god for what we do have in that season there is so much power in that… whatever pain you are going through just keep telling yourself THIS WONT LAST! Love you guys we in this together
We pray for Justin Bieber today, that he would be totally delivered from depression and anxiety. We speak peace and freedom, in Jesus name! May he continue to rest in his eternal hope and may he spark revival!