It is easy to be discouraged by the news these days.
Even those who report the news admit they’re struggling to find the positives.
And one Fox News anchor’s revealing confession on Zoom proves it.
Fox News host Ainsley Earhardt admits that she’s seen her share of trials and difficulties in her life.
Over the last few years, Earhardt has walked through family struggles, a divorce, and the constant tumult of living in the public eye.
She’s faced critics, discouragement, and temptation at every turn.
But she recently shared what has strengthened her through these tough times: her faith in God and His goodness.
In every trial she’s dealt with over the past few years, Earhardt “knew God saw the future” and had better plans for her life than she could imagine.
“I knew He had a reason and I knew [every] problem was going to lead me to a much brighter place,” Earhardt continued. “I just hold onto the hope and the fact that He sees my future.”
She added that her faith—made stronger by all the struggles she’s conquered—has continued to sustain her through the COVID-19 pandemic and its attending trials.
“I don’t understand why so many are affected by it,” Earhardt confessed.
She isn’t sure why God ordained the pandemic, but she was quick to add that she was confident in His good plans. “I trust Him and I know that He sees the future and there is a reason [for all of this.”
So how is she living out that faith by trusting in God?
She’s taking His cues to focus on her family and her personal and spiritual life during this crisis.
“This has been a good reminder to slow down, do the things that are important—focus on my family, focus on my faith, and the rest will just fall into place,” Earhardt said.
The news anchor has been meeting regularly with her church’s small group and spending time in worship, even in isolation.
“I have been listening to a lot of praise and worship music…[just] blaring it,” she added.
Earhardt also said that she is working hard to stay focused on positive stories in this unprecedented time. She pointed to the Bible as the source of every “good news,” saying that she’s been reading the Scriptures more than ever.
She encourages her fans and critics alike to seek God’s truth in the midst of everything.
“Just like I’m drawn to the good news of the Bible, I’m drawn—and everyone is, whether you’re a Christian or whatever your faith might be—we’re all drawn to bringing out the positive in a tough situation.”
It’s hard to find good news to report right now, but Earhardt is doing her best to keep encouraging others!
Earhardt’s faith has also helped her to be authentic both on and off camera – about herself, her relationship with God, and her outlook on life.
“I try to be authentic and tell the truth, and if people don’t like me for that, what do you want me to be? Something I’m not?”
Although she’s faced many critics, she admitted that her faith and her focus on the positive has helped her to respond to past criticism.
“There are gonna be people who attack me,” Earhardt said, but she added that she tries to remember that these critics don’t really know her—they just know her TV presence.
“They don’t know me; they don’t know my heart,” she confessed, even going so far as to say, “I love them.”
“I know God put me in this position and I know I’m gonna be attacked,” Earhardt concluded.
But the attacks and criticisms haven’t stopped her, or even slowed her down.
The news anchor appeared in the Fox News Special “America Together,” which aired on April 26th. The special “focused on sharing stories of perseverance and faith in uncertain times,” and Earhardt was able to share her uplifting perspective on the current crisis.
She encouraged all her viewers to remember that “God is gonna get us through this.”
Let’s follow Earhardt’s example and focus on God’s goodness and faithfulness during this time!