No matter how volatile or vulgar they are known to be, when entertainers get into trouble, they know who to call on for help. R&B bad boy Chris Brown tweeted about the Lord keeping him strong following a judge’s decision to revoke his probation in LA court, Monday, July 16.
“My cross is heavy but God gives me the strength to carry it,” he posted, realizing the serious ramifications of the court’s revocation of its 2009 ruling in connection with his infamous felony assault conviction for beating ex-girlfriend, Rihanna. Brown’s probation sentence was offered in exchange for his agreement to “abide by all laws”—something prosecutors say he violated with two misdemeanors.
He has been charged with a May 21 hit and run, and also, driving without a license.
“I did everything I was suppose [sic] to do during the so called hit n run, I provided the correct info.
There were no injuries or damages. C’mon!!” he pleaded his case on his Twitter page prior to the hearing.
Unfortunately, during the incident in question, when the other involved driver Olga Gure-Kovalenko tried to take a picture of Brown, feeling mistrustful of her, he blew up, calling the woman the B-word, and shouting other obscenities.
He assumed she was making a scene and searching for a payday and his temper seems to have gotten the best of him. Despite all that, the reigning “Russian Ms. LA” does not wish to press charges according to legal records, since the fender-bender was so minor, causing no harm to anyone. She merely wanted to have the damages taken care of quickly.
Now, the legally embattled singer will have to wait until August 16 to learn his fate when he is scheduled to appear back in court. He could be slapped with a four-year jail sentence.
In June, Brown had yet another transparent moment on Twitter, asking for others’ patience and understanding. He wrote, “19-24 years of age. I don’t have all the answers and you can’t show me a person that age who has it figured out. We live and grow. Let me live”
He also shared a scripture, 2 Corinthians 12:10, which says this: That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”
Though leaning on God during times of difficulty, weakness, and overwhelming stress is never a bad thing, the key to experiencing true peace, joy, fulfillment, and abundant life in Christ, is totally yielding our lives to the Savior.
Brown, who clearly needs help with his temper and navigating life, would do well to sincerely seek God consistently to make the wholesale changes the undeniably talented artist needs to make in his life.