Standing at the beginning of 2017, I’m sure we all have mixed emotions. There are exciting things to look forward to, opportunities to take hold of, but also certain areas of our lives that could bring anxiety to our hearts.

Unsure of what this year holds, we gaze into the darkness of tomorrow, and our hearts might wonder what evil could be lurking in the shadows.

Fear knocks at the door.

Faith answered.

No one was there.

FEAR is simply False Evidence Appearing Real. Fear is a lie, merely a shadow, but if we shine God’s Word as a powerful light, the shadows disappear, and we see “no one was there”.

There is nothing to be afraid of this year, for Jesus is already there. He goes before us, preparing the way. He also walks with us, every step by our side. When God is near, fear is far.

God knows what we need before we ask, and our loving Heavenly Father has already made provision for it all. He is faithful.

Ask the Lord for His promise, for His word concerning the area that’s causing you worry. For every problem, there’s a promise. For every challenge, there’s courage found in God. 

The Psalmist says it succinctly, ”Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” (Psalm 119:105).

May God’s promises dismiss your every fear and strengthen your faith to overcome this year!

God bless,




PS) To watch a short video where I share my heart and background about the book I wrote, Increasing Heaven’s Flow in 40 days, simply click here.

PPS) The kindle version to Increasing Heaven’s Flow in 40 days, will be available soon. Watch this space.


André Kruger is the Pastor of Shofar Christian Church in East London, South Africa. He is a kingdom-minded family man who loves to see the local church flourish. He is passionate about raising up leaders and equipping people to become what God has destined them to be. André lives in East London, South Africa, with his wife Sonika and son Wian. 
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