San Francisco quarterback Brock Purdy has had a remarkable year and a half as he now heads to the Super Bowl this Sunday.
But it’s a journey in which his faith has always guided him through.
Here’s his favorite Bible passage.
‘I know God’s with me and He’s right here in this moment’
Purdy is a Christian who is outspoken about what that means to him.
Yahoo Sports reports, “Purdy has spoken often regarding his relationship with God throughout his professional career — including in a media appearance with former BYU and 49ers star Steve Young. At a Wednesday pre-Super Bowl media availability in Las Vegas, the MVP candidate shared the scripture passages dearest to his heart.”
The story continues:
“I’ve said it a lot … but Psalm 23,” Purdy told reporters. “Even when I go through the darkest valley, I fear no danger, for you are with me. Your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”
Purdy continued: “It also talks about how God prepares a table before me, and even in the presence of my enemies, so even though all the craziness is going on for me, I know God’s with me and He’s right here in this moment.”
While San Francisco entered the postseason as the NFC’s No. 1 seed, a three-game losing skid in October generated skepticism that Purdy’s early success had run dry.
The Iowa State product himself even began to doubt his ability to lead, only to see the blessings he had been promised through faith.
Purdy’s faith seems central to his life, in football and all else.
“(God) gives me peace, he gives me the calmness and steadfastness,” Purdy said. “In those moments (of difficulty), that’s what I can think back to.”
Good luck to the young quarterback heading into the Super Bowl this weekend in what has to be one of the most exciting moments of his life.