Valentine’s Day is a time where we celebrate love. We give our partner’s gifts and show them affection because we want to show them how special they are to us. As the holiday approaches, you may be thinking about the status of your marriage. While this is a day where we revel in all the […]
Late last week, Justin Bieber took to Instagram to share a powerful testimony about the power of both God’s love and love in his marriage.
The superstar singer has been known to have some dark moments on his road from childhood star to husband. He opened his post with an honest admission that he suffered from depression. “Have u noticed the statistics of child stars and the outcome of their life,” he wrote. “There is an insane pressure and responsibility put on a child who’s brain, emotions, frontal lobes (decision making) aren’t developed yet.”
“It’s hard to get out of bed in the morning…when it feels like there’s trouble after trouble after trouble,” he continued. “You start foreseeing the day through lenses of ‘dread’ and anticipate another bad day. A cycle of feeling disappointment after disappointment. Sometimes it can even get to the point where you don’t even want to live anymore. Where you feel like it’s never going to change.”
The pitfalls of fame quickly began to catch up to him. At only 18 years old with no “real skills”, yet “access to whatever you wanted”, he made choices he regrets. He struggled knowing he went from “one of the most loved and adored people in the world to the most ridiculed, judged and hated person in the world.”
He admits that he took “pretty heavy drugs” and “abused” his relationships. “I became resentful, disrespectful to women and angry.”
All of this started to change with once he got back in touch with his religion and married his wife, Hailey Baldwin.
“Now I am navigating the best season of my life ‘MARRIAGE’ !! Which is an amazing, crazy, new responsibility,” he wrote. “You learn patience, trust, commitment, kindness, humility, and all of the things it looks like to be a good man.”
He concluded this latest post by saying, “All this to say even when the odds are against you, keep fighting. Jesus loves you. Be kind today, be bold today and love people today, not by your standards but by God’s perfect unfailing love.”
God sends people into our lives when we need them the most. Having found a strong connection and love with Hailey helped the “Sorry” singer to find purpose in life agian. “Luckily God blessed me with extraordinary people who love me for me,” Beiber said.