Justin Bieber Admits Maintaining a Relationship With God Is Hard Work

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Justin Bieber performs a medley of songs at the 2016 Billboard Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada, May 22, 2016. |

While Justin Bieber is known for writing about his love for God on social media, he admits that maintaining his relationship with the Almighty is tough.

"I don't always feel God's presence, I feel it may be human distractions or maybe I'm letting lies [deter] me from accessing it. Regardless it doesn't stop me from seeking," Bieber posted in an Instagram message. "Although it is frustrating I'm reminded that relationships take work, even with God!"

The 22-year-old Canadian pop star is on his "Purpose" tour which he has given God the glory for.

"I am so glad God is able to move even when people are blind to it. I am the one on that stage but I am nothing without a light shining through," Bieber wrote in an Instagram post last May.

"I'm such an average, ordinary person that doesn't deserve the praise. I believe it belongs to my God!"

He went on to give God more glory by adding, "Thank you, God for showing up when we need you the most!"

Earlier this year, Bieber told fans that no human being should be idolized or worshiped.

"I just want people to know humans aren't meant to be worshipped. So when a human is being worshipped, this is dangerous," he told the Mirror last February. "It does nothing but give you pride."

Bieber admitted to being afraid when people put their faith in him, insisting that he is not God.

"I would really suggest to people, 'Don't put your faith in me.' Because I'm gonna disappoint you every time," he said. "Yeah. It's scary. But I want them to know that I'm not going to be able to solve their problems. … I'm not that higher power."

On his birthday last March, Bieber's mother and author, Pattie Mallette, prayed that her son would encounter God.

"Lord encounter @justinbieber for his bday," she tweeted. "Give him all I couldn't in Jesus name."

It was Mallette who gave Bieber his foundation of faith at a young age, introducing him to his now pastor and friend Judah Smith.

"When I was 7, she wouldn't let me listen to anything but Judah's tapes falling asleep," Bieber previously told Billboard.

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