“Fox and Friends” host Ainsley Earhardt has become well known for speaking openly about her Christian faith on the popular morning talk show. She may give viewers snippets of her testimony on the wildly popular program, but there is so much more to her story, as she details in her new memoir, “The Light Within Me.”
Earhardt was born and raised in South Carolina and writes candidly about growing up in a Christian home. It wasn’t until college, however, that she came to know Jesus as her personal Lord and savior.
“I was in a Bible study, Henry Blackaby’s Experiencing God, and I started to experience God as I was reading the pages of this workbook and studying scripture with some friends, and we all just searching to fill that void in our lives,” she explained to Jenna Browder at CBN News.
Then, standing in the middle of frat party, Earhardt had a profound spiritual epiphany.
“In the middle of the party I looked around and I just said, ‘I’m tired of this. I’m tired of living this way and doing this almost every single night in college,’ and I walked outside and sat down on the stoop and I just said, ‘Jesus, I don’t know how to pray this but will you come into my life?'” she detailed.
Now, she is one of the most popular hosts on Fox News.
“I wrote in my journal about how I was just hoping God would bless my words and give me favor with the bosses here and that they would like me but only if it was God’s will,” she said of her vocational calling.
In her wide-ranging interview with CBN News, Earhardt opened up about a particluarly dark period of her life — when she was just 33, her marriage completely broke down.
“So Jesus died when he was 33 and when I was 33 I was coming out of a failed marriage and was in a really low point in my life because I was really sad about that,” she explained. “God healed me so much during that period. So I loved that year because I leaned on God and then as a result, I started checking things off my bucket list.”
Though she went on to remarry, Ainsley was struck with yet more personal tragedy and was forced to fling herself into the arms of God for comfort.
“I got through my miscarriage with God,” she said. “And I just said, you know, I prayed and prayed that God would give me a healthy baby and the baby wasn’t healthy and wasn’t viable and so the baby is with God in heaven now and I know I’ll see that baby again’ and I went home and I just cried that afternoon.”
A few years later, she got pregnant. Her daughter, Hayden, was born in 2015.
“She’s such a joy,” Earhardt said tearfully. “I pray that I live a very long life so that I can see her get married and see her have children one day. She is such a joy. She is such an answer to prayer and she’s my little miracle. I just I thank God for her daily.”
(H/T: CBN News)