First of all, please permit me to join you in thanking God for keeping us alive and safe throughout year 2016 up till now. We sure owe our survival to Him (Lamentations 3:22); we give Him Praise!
Also, permit me to congratulate you if everything went well for you throughout 2016. It is my prayer that 2017 will even be better for you and your family in every way, in Jesus name. Perhaps the out-gone year was tough for you, may the good Lord come to your aid this new year, and make things easier for you, in Jesus name. Amen.
Did you lose someone in 2016 or earlier? If you did, please accept my deepest condolences. Kindly understand that God knows; He knows everything (Hebrews 4:13); He knows your pains (Psalm 34:15) as well, and He has already sent you comfort through the Holy Spirit (John 14:16 (KJV). Of course, you may be sad right now, all the same, remember joy is coming (Psalm 30:5b), in Jesus name. Amen.
Did your business perform badly in 2016? If it did, please realize that God knows, and He will inject life into it in 2017, since He wants you to prosper; He wants you to be in good health too (3 John 2). Hallelujah!
Did your children give you problems in 2016? If they did, God knows, and He will save them (Isaiah 49:25), so that you can live your life in peace. Was your promotion blocked by someone in 2016? If it was, God knows, and He will effect it very soon (Psalm 75:6-7 (KJV), in Jesus name. Amen.
Friend, get ready for good things (viz. marriages, children, houses, cars, awards, favors, fulfillment, solid faith, and the release of your books, movies, songs, designs, etc.) to happen to you in 2017. As you know, God will never withhold any of them from you (Psalm 84:11).
Please, I am not in any way suggesting you will have 2017 free of problems. The fact is they may come up now and again, but, Jesus is willing and able to deal with them decisively on your behalf (John 16:33). But, you need to have absolute faith in God first, if you want Him to sort you out (Hebrews 11:6).
Lastly Friend, please pay good attention to your salvation in 2017 so that you don’t fall (1 Corinthians 10:12), and it shall be well with you throughout the year and beyond, in Jesus name. Amen.
Jesus is Lord!
Dr Adedayo Stoney Adegbulu