“His faith gave him the courage to do the impossible.”
A praise and worship leader loses her husband, Darrin Hill, in Afghanistan. In losing Darrin (William Matthews) she loses her faith in God and allows the hurt and grief of her loss to consume her with bitterness. As she struggles to hold on to the memories of her marriage—their home and an unopened envelope in her bible life becomes an exhausting battle.
In this battle to keep the bank from taking her home; Amber (Lindsay Pulsipher) takes out a loan from a pawn shop, loses furniture, and her wedding ring, which is her mother-in-law’s family heirloom. She stops going to church because she is taking all the extra shifts at the diner to make ends meet. But, the job at the diner is just not enough.
The members of her church were always there to support her no matter what she was going through. But the hurt in her heart shut out everybody even her daughter Bree (Makenzie Moss).
In the back story there is a race car driver, Cody (Andrew W. Walker) who needs to learn there’s more to racing than just being fast, but knowing when to slow down. He winds up helping the youngsters from the church build race cars of their own. While building these cars, they are building good character traits, and he learns a few of his own. Two people trying to find themselves through all of the hurt, grief and disappointment find each other.
One of the church members kept trying to catch up with her because he had a story to tell. He was from her husband’s unit. He wanted to let her know Darrin saved his life. Greater love has no man than this—than he lay down his life for a friend. (John 15:13)
This movie really relays what happens to those left behind to continue facing the ongoing tragedy of a military loss. And how difficult it is to let go of that loved one in finding closure.
It also shows us how we have to reconcile and release our past, in order to walk into our future. Which is not always an easy thing to do. But through faith—if and when we do, in time, God allows us to see just what remains, and that He can and will restore us.
God Bless the Broken Road was originally released in 2018, is 111 min. long and rated PG.
Director: Harold Cronk.
Writers: Harold Cronk, Jennifer Dornbush, Andy Fraser (story by), and William Matthews (story).
Stars: Andrew W. Walker, Makenzie Moss, Lindsay Pulsipher, and veteran actors Robin Givens and Gary Grubbs.
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