JUSTIN Bieber talked about forgiveness after “cutting off” his mentor, Pastor Carl Lentz.
The singer, 26, shared a series of lengthy, cryptic posts after Carl was fired from Hillsong for cheating on his wife, Laura.
Justin – who joined his wife Hailey Baldwin in unfollowing Carl on Instagram last week – shared a black and white of himself.
He wrote alongside it: “Hey you! Did you know that you are special? Did you know that when God see’s you he smiles?
“Be encouraged this Sunday knowing that you were designed for GREATNESS! You are forgiven and you are loved! Wow.”
The Sorry hitmaker also talked about “refining his heart” while sharing a video of himself performing onstage.
Justin wrote: “All my life I felt in my heart I was supposed to entertain. I had been given these abilities that I wanted to showcase.
“My heart as I get older is to ask god to refine my heart. To make sure my intention remains pure.
“My intention is to inspire, uplift, empower and lead people to know and see the love of God. To remind people of the joy and wonder that is all around us.”
He added: “Fear of rejection can scare us away from our full potential. But asking God to use us even when we’re scared takes the pressure off of us and reminds us that he is in control.”
Hillsong announced earlier this month that Carl – who has reportedly gone into “hiding” – was no longer a member of the church due to “moral failures” and “breach of trust.”
In a statement posted one day later, Justin’s pal admitted he was unfaithful in his marriage to wife Laura but assured fans he was “building back trust in his marriage.”
Justin and his wife Hailey are said to be “shocked” and “furious” by Carl’s affairs.
A source close to the Bieber’s exclusively told The Sun: “Carl’s cheating has caused irreparable damage with many people he was close with, including Justin and Hailey.
“They were both extremely shocked and disappointed when Carl’s confession came out.”
The insider revealed that Hailey “quickly became furious” with the pastor’s cheating, though Justin was “sympathetic to the man who had helped him so much.”
The Baby singer has previously credited Carl with helping him overcome his own struggles with relationships and also with drug abuse.
The insider went on: “After talking with Hailey, who has become really close with Laura [Lentz] over the years, they’re both going to keep their distance from Carl.
“Justin and Hailey are both very good friends with Laura too and consider her family.”
“Their heart is with her and their kids right now but they just feel sad about the whole situation,” the source added.
Just one day after he was fired from Hillsong, Carl and Laura were spotted having a tense conversation outside of Justin’s apartment.
Justin and Hailey were just two of Carl’s famous friends, as Drake, Oprah Winfrey, Kourtney Kardashian, and more also part of his inner circle.
Earlier this month, The Sun exclusively spoke to Ranin, a 34-year-old designer from New York City.
Carl’s mistress opened up about dating the married church leader for over five months before their emotional breakup just days ago.
After meeting in Brooklyn, New York, their relationship took an explosive turn last week after she claimed Carl’s wife saw all of their messages – including “naughty photos” – which were connected to his work computer at the church office.
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