We hear a lot of talk about “looking on the bright side”, and there is often a need for that.,But we should be more concerned about the “right side”. Cheering up a weary wayward traveler might change his disposition, but it does nothing for his direction. If he is on the wrong road looking on the “bright side” won’t help him. Having a smile on his face and a spring in his step won’t get his where he needs to be. Even if he buys into the theory called “the power of positive thinking” there is no assurance that all will end well. Being confident or sincere is no substitute for being right.
So how can we know we are on the right road? Contrary to what many believe, the only sure guide and perfect standard is God’s Word. The Bible is always right. If we adopt any other standard by which to live the only thing sure is that it will end in disappointment.”Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men.”(Prov. 4:14). “Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established.“(Prov. 4:26)
Saying you have faith that everything will turn out okay doesn’t mean it will. Faith in faith, looking on the bright side, keeping a positive attitude might cheer you up, but it won’t solve your problems. The only time we can know we are right is when our faith is in God’s Word. He cannot lie and He never fails. When you look on the right side you are looking on the bright side. Remember, God’s will is always right, best, and safest.