“Look on the bright side.” Is this an annoying cliché that is irrelevant, or is it good advice? Interpreting this statement as sound advice is a good idea. Skepticism will not lift our spirits. Negativity does not encourage hopefulness and focusing on the difficulty can cause defeat. Choosing to think positively and pro-actively looking for the light enables us to step out of the darkness. When the demanding responsibilities and cares of life are darkly overwhelming, positive focus on “the light of life” will restore hope and ultimately bring help. (John 8:12) The word of God teaches us that joy.