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Beth Moore Opens Up About Her Troubling Past and the Astonishing Power of Grace

GodUpdates | Updated: Apr 12, 2024
Beth Moore Opens Up About Her Troubling Past and the Astonishing Power of Grace

Prominent Christian leader Beth Moore’s past includes plenty of heartache and deep hurt. Beth opens up about the struggles she’s faced and the power of God’s amazing grace!

Beth recently sat down with Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) to discuss her latest book, All My Knotted-Up Life, a memoir. She has faced several trying and horrific circumstances in life.

But through it all, Beth states that the Lord has shed His abundant grace upon her throughout her life. Her desire is to show Him that His grace has not gone to waste.

"I can't go back and relive my life," she said. Beth continued, “I can't go back and make a thousand decisions differently, which I wish I could do. I can't rewrite it. It is, it's just, it's just what it is. But I can see to it that the grace that the Lord has poured on me is not in vain."

Beth Moore Opens Up About Troubling Childhood

In the book and the interview, Beth Moore details her past, mentioning difficult and horrific situations in her life, including being sexually abused by her father as a child.

"I'm not sure anything impacts the life more than your protector being your perpetrator," Beth said. "In other words, my father was the person on earth that I could trust the least."

Beth adds that her father, in order to ensure that she didn't let anyone know about the ongoing abuse, mentioned she had to keep quiet for the safety of the family, including her mother.

"What he did say over and over was that we had to protect my mom because she was not stable," she said. "So, he used that. So, there was like, ‘I'm not only going to split up my entire family, but I'm gonna cause my mother to kill herself."

Marital Struggles And Church Controversies

Beth Moore also mentioned past hardships she has faced in her 45-year marriage in relation to her husband's battle with mental illness.

"The thing about what Keith had dealt with, with very severe PTSD and then bipolar, you never knew when there was going to be a sudden episode," she said.

Through all the unexpected trials and the difficult days in her marriage, the prominent Christian leader says it caused her to rely even further upon the Lord.

"I guess the best thing that has come out of it for me and for us is you talk about a woman casting herself on Jesus," she said.

In the book, Moore also mentioned being shunned and turned away by churches after she spoke out about former President Donald Trump during his run for the White House. She writes that churches sent back her Bible studies, and others even burned them in response.

Beth's story is one of love, forgiveness, and perseverance through some really devastating situations. Despite all the heartache, hurt, and betrayal, Beth remains fully committed to the Lord Jesus Christ!

1 Peter 5:10 "But the God of all grace, who has called us to his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that you have suffered a while, make you perfect, establish, strengthen, settle you."

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