Actress Chrissy Metz, popular for her work on the hit NBC show “This Is Us” and the star of the upcoming Christian film “Breakthrough,” shared that she is unashamed about her faith in God, although it may be considered “uncool.”
“Breakthrough” tells the miraculous real-life account of Joyce and John Smith, a mother and son who rely on the power of prayer and the Holy Spirit during one of life’s most tragic moments. Metz plays the role of Joyce. Marcel Ruiz (“One Day at a Time”) portrays her son, John, who fights for his life in a hospital bed before God answers the desperate mother’s prayer.
“When I was given the gift of even reading the script, I was so moved by it, because we’re all looking for something greater than ourselves, and we’re all trying to figure it out, and do the best we can in the process,” Metz told The Christian Post during a set visit in Winnipeg. “I’ve had some hardships myself, obviously, not to this degree but things that were really trying. And the only thing that sort of kept me going was my faith.”
The actress acknowledged that faith goes hand and hand with surrender to God. Metz believes Joyce Smith’s prayers were answered once she gave all her cares to God.
“Sometimes it’s that complete surrender, where we see that miracles happen. It’s so moving,” she said.
The Florida native recalled going to church as a little girl all on her own. During our sit down interview with her, she went on to share the importance of having someone greater to cling to in this day and age.
“We all have to have a foundation,” Metz maintained. “A house isn’t built properly without a foundation, and whether that’s your faith, or whatever you believe in, you have to believe in something.”
“There’s times where you really feel like, it’s never going to get better, you’re down and out and we get in our heads and we build this fear around something that the only person, or the only thing that can subside that, is our faith in God. I know that from a personal plight of my life,” she added.
The 38-year-old believes that that premise is true for everyone regardless of our differences.
“It is hard I think, now, to just be really vocal about your faith, or what you believe in because people want to think ‘it’s not cool,’ but I’m like, I don’t care! I have to do what I have to do for me, and I know that the only person that shows up for me time and time again, is God, and is that higher power that’s greater than myself. So I have to honor that. Not because I have to, because I want to, even though people might think it’s the uncool thing to do. For me, there’s no question about it,” Metz testified.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Jeannie Law