Fox News’ Brit Hume is known for his pointed and robust political analysis. But in a recent interview with CBN News chief political correspondent David Brody, the well-known journalist and commentator also spoke candidly about his Christian faith and the pain surrounding his son’s 1998 suicide.

Hume told Brody that, throughout his adult life, he gave very little thought to God and his faith. But the untimely death of his son caused that to change radically. Looking back on the painful period in his life, the Fox News analyst said that he quickly realized that many of the events that happened could only be explained as being God-ordained.

“When my son died in 1998, you know, when something shattering like that happens, I think it’s likely to be moment or can well be a moment where you find out what you really believe, and as horrible as that was, and it was bad, and it was heartbreaking and it was unexpected and it was very painful, I had the feeling through it all, that God was there,” he told Brody. “That He would rescue me from grief and pain, and that, I would get through it, and I knew I believed, and I knew it with enormous force.”

Fox News Brit Hume Tells CBN About His Christian Faith, Sons Suicide

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Hume also described his faith background, having grown up in the Episcopal church and having gone to an Episcopal school for nine years as a child. While he considered himself a Christian for the majority of his life, the political analyst said that it was mostly nominal — that is, until the death of his son.

“I thought I was seeing the face of God,” he said of the positive and encouraging responses he received from viewers following the tragedy. “And I felt enormously lifted by it, I felt grateful for it, and I said to myself, ‘Well, Hume, turns out you’re a Christian. Now, what are you going to do about it?’”

The journalist admitted something that many Christians before him have publicly stated: It’s difficult to live a faith-driven life. However, since asking himself that important question, he’s been striving toward a Christ-inspired existence.

Watch Hume discuss his faith with Brody, below: