b'WHAT DOES GOD WANT YOU TO DO BEFORE YOU DIE? 13God understands me.When I feel alone, David says of God: Where can I go to es-cape your spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to heaven, you are there; if I make my bed in Sheol , you are there. If I live at the eastern horizon or settle at the western lim-its, even there your hand will lead me; your right hand will hold on to me. God is with me.When my life feels arbitrary and random, David says of God, For it was you who created my inward parts; you knit me to-gether in my mothers womb.God made me. When I feel myself to be worthless, David says of God, I will praise you because I have been remarkably and wondrously made. Your works are wondrous, and I know this very well. God made me special.When I feel hidden, David says of God: My bones were not hid-den from you when I was made in secret, when I was formed in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw me when I was formlessGod sees me. When I feel my life has no purpose, David says of God: all my days were written in your book and planned before a single one of them began.God has a plan for me.'