How to maintain your love for God: when facing great trials

Summary points from “Keeping the Heart” by John Flavel
1. Get humble and abasing thoughts of yourself 

2. Cultivate a habit of communion with God

3. Let you mind be deeply impressed with an apprehension of the evil nature and effects of an unsubmissive and restless temper

4. Consider how desirable it is for a Christian to overcome his evil propensities 

5. Shame yourself, by considering the character of those who have been most eminent for meekness and submission 

6. Avoid every thing which is calculated to irritate your feelings

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