Celebrity and Christian singer Selena Gomez has taken to social media to reaffirm her faith.
Taking to Twitter, the former teen star commented: “I’m literally just laying down and thanking Jesus…Where my father has taken me and placing me is exactly where I am meant to be.
“He said to me ‘Selena hold on, I hurt when you hurt. I cry when you cry but I will NEVER, EVER leave your side. Work with me, walk with me and watch how I do it’.
“He always surprises me and I re-fall in love with Him every single time.
“In my worst moments, like awful, most painful moments – I never stopped falling to my knees wanting and needing only His love.
“See the enemy keeps trying to tear me down and it’s just not gonna happen. Not today. Not the next…”
Gomez, the former girlfriend of pop star Justin Bieber, has faced a tough road in watching her former beau start a new relationship, then marry, new girlfriend Hailey Baldwin.
Gomez, who was raised Catholic, stated in 2017 that she did not like the term “religion” and that sometimes it “freaks me out”, adding “I don’t know if it’s necessarily that I believe in religion, as much as I believe in faith and a relationship with God.”
Despite her aversion to the term ”religion”, she attends Hillsong Church. In 2014, she said that she listened to Hillsong United’s song “Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)” before performing in the American Music Awards 2014. In 2016, she appeared at a Hillsong Young & Free concert in Los Angeles, leading worship by singing her song titled “Nobody.”
When a fan asked her who the lyrics in “Nobody” referred to, Gomez answered on Twitter that the lyrics referred to God. She also covered Hillsong Worship’s song “Transfiguration” during her Revival Tour.
Gomez was diagnosed with lupus sometime between 2012 and early 2014. On September 14, 2017, she announced via Instagram that she had withdrawn from public events during the previous few months because she had received a kidney transplant from actress and friend Francia Raisa.
During the transplant, Gomez broke an artery. An emergency surgery was conducted to build a new artery using a vein from her leg.