In a world where celebrity influences can sometimes be questionable, it is refreshing when those with so many followers send positive and faith-based messages to their fans. Recently, pop star Justin Beiber posted a note to all of his 95 million followers on Instagram.
On a white board, written in black marker, was Justin’s message. It read:
Do you feel you have exhausted all options? Do you feel helpless? Do you feel like you are 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
He went on to also write, “Jesus is changing me from the inside out everyday!” on his post.
While Justin Beiber has been caught up in controversy from time to time, he has also made sure to proclaim his faith on social media on other occasions.
He once wrote on Instagram, “Let the devil know NOT TODAY!”, quoting Hillsong United’s song “Not Today,” and also wrote “The devil has no power when you know the LIVING God! His name is JESUS!! Why worry when you can worship.”
He also stood up for good when he performed and made comments at the One Love Manchester concert, after the terrorist attack at Ariana Grande’s concert in Manchester, as well as the attacks on the London Bridge. “God is good in the midst of the darkness. God is good in the midst of the evil,” Justin said to the audience at the concert.
“God is in the midst no matter what’s happening in the world, God is in the midst, and He loves you and He’s here for you,” he said.
Justin was recently baptized by his close friend and pastor Carl Lentz. Lentz has said publicly that Bieber had discussed his interest in baptism with the pastor, and that the megastar was ready to commit himself to Jesus in a totally new way. He wanted a private baptism and after finding a venue became too difficult, they settled for his friend’s bathtub. It sounds weird but he pastor said, “It was probably one of the most special things I’ve been a part of.”