The Christian's assurance concerning divine certainties does not lie in a code; not even in a formal creed. It lies in a simple, living faith in the true character and person of God Himself. Because God is Who He is, we can rely upon Him. He cannot lie and He cannot fail. He loves us with an everlasting love; therefore we can trust Him.
Abraham, the pioneer of faith, went out of Ur of the Chaldees, not knowing where he went. But he knew who had sent him, the eternal God. The man of faith went forward without detailed blueprints in his hands, for they were in the mind of his God.
Life itself brings shattering experiences to us all, experiences that have a way of leading us to the foundations that abide. The providence of God often upset our schematic views. In an ancient day, Job felt the blows of disaster in rapid-fire succession: resources taken away suddenly, loved ones snatched away by death, and berating and betrayal by false friends and a fickle wife. But he hung on in faith, declaring, "Though he slay me, yet will I trust in Him" (Job.3:15). Even in the darkest hour, when God seemed to elude him, he insisted, "But He knoweth the way that I take: when He hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold" (Job.23:10).