Pop superstar Justin Bieber said that his relationship with God helps him from being a “terrible” person.
In an interview with GQ Magazine this month, the singer stated, "I feel like that's why I have a relationship with Him, because I need it. I suck by myself. Like, when I'm by myself and I feel like I have nothing to lean on? Terrible. Terrible person."
"If I was doing this on my own, I would constantly be doing things that are, I mean, I still am doing things that are stupid, but. … It just gives me some sort of hope and something to grasp onto," Bieber continued. "A feeling of security, and a feeling of being wanted, and a feeling of being desired, and I feel like we can only get so much of that from a human."
According to The Christian Post, in the interview Bieber said that because of experiences he’s had in which people broke his trust, he realizes that God is the one who can be depended on fully.
"I've had people that burned me so many times," Bieber told GQ. "If we invest everything we have in a human, we're gonna get broken."
Bieber also spoke about the importance of being involved in a church community, although he realizes that going to church doesn’t make you a Christian.
"I think that going to church is fellowship, it's relationship, it's what we're here on the Earth to do, to have this connection that you feel there's no insecurities. I think that's where we need to be,” he said.
Bieber is a well-known figure at Hillsong church in New York City, and he has developed relationships with Hillsong New York City Pastor Carl Lentz as well as Judah Smith, the pastor of The City Church in Seattle, Washington.
Publication date: February 22, 2016
Veronica Neffinger wrote her first poem at age seven and went on to study English in college, focusing on 18th century literature. When she is not listening to baseball games, enjoying the outdoors, or reading, she can be found mostly in Richmond, VA writing primarily about nature, nostalgia, faith, family, and Jane Austen.