Justin Bieber – I Found Lasting Peace & Joy In The Forgiveness of Jesus
Justin Bieber is spending some time reflecting on his past mistakes.
The 26-year-old pop superstar took to Instagram on Saturday (January 23, 2021) to look back on getting arrested in 2014 and how his relationship with God has helped him become a better person.
“7 years ago today I was arrested, not my finest hour. Not proud of where I was at in my life. I was hurting, unhappy, confused, angry, mislead, misunderstood and angry at god.. I also wore too much leather for someone in Miami. All this to say God has brought me a long way. From then til now I do realize something.. God was as close to me then as he is right now. My encouragement to you is to ‘let your past be a reminder of how far god has brought you. Don’t allow shame to ruin your “today” let the forgiveness of Jesus take over and watch your life blossom into all that God has designed you to be. LOVE YOU GUYS WITH MY WHOLE HEART”
Bieber wrote alongside a photo of himself hunched over in handcuffs.
Prior to the post above, Justin Bieber shared a screenshot on his verified Instagram handle @justinbieber with the inscription below.
“I have desired transcendent lasting peace and joy that is not based on my performance or circumstances. I found it in the forgiveness of Jesus”.
On January 23, 2014, Bieber was arrested in Florida for drag racing on a Miami Beach street in a yellow Lamborghini and failing a sobriety test. He was later charged with driving under the influence, resisting arrest and driving with a suspended license.
Following the arrest, Bieber was able to avoid jail time by pleading guilty to a lesser charge of reckless driving.
The singer also made a charitable donation and agreed to take anger management classes.
See Bieber’s latest reflective Instagram post below.
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