For twenty two years as of writing Matthew has felt and experienced the pain that is experienced by mental illness. With many people trying to exorcise him of spirits of mental illness, he still has not reached a stage where he can receive his divine healing. With a sadness and compassion for others that faith healers have tried and failed with he discusses with candor his life, his hopes, and Gods' word's on healing. His illness has not kept him from publishing nine books, touching thousands of lives through YouTube, and many people though Facebook groups he administers. He's purpose in life is disciple, equip, and mentor people to be all that God created them to be.Copy editor for eBooks written by Matthew Robert Payne
Coping With Your Pain and Suffering by Matthew Robert Payne is an inspiring book. It is the voice of a man who knows mental and emotional and physical pain and yet, he allows God s love to fill his life with purpose and with love and service to others. This work gives two of the most successful ways available for defeating self-pity and self-defeat, and I ll let you discover those for yourself. Matthew is always candid in his writings. He readily admits how gripping sorrow and depression and unhappiness can be and have been in his life, but he offers so much in the way of Scriptures and examples to help people dealing with mental illness not allow that condition to keep them from living a victorious life. When reading his personal testimonies, your spirit will bear witness to the truth in many of them. The definition of a victorious life is not in any way candy-coated. The avoidance of an every-day-is-bright-and-sunny attitude is what makes this text a real and useful tool to those who need to know how God can use them and bless them, even when they don t feel like being blessed or used; even when they don t feel like God is with them and that He loves and cares for them. The author easily allows the Holy Spirit to work through him and inspire him with what to say to lift and encourage. In addition, there are ample Scripture-based stories and instructions for living a Christian life even if you are not struggling with pain. As someone familiar with most of the Scriptures and accounts cited in this work, I can t say that I agree with all the author s interpretations and explanations. But as a Christian, I can see much in his examples and references that is beneficial and sustaining. So ask the Holy Spirit to guide you as you read what is given in order that your own special message will get through to you. I really enjoyed the discussions about the Psalms. Every chapter is not focused on coping with pain. However, as you read, you will no doubt begin to see that pain is not always acutely felt but can be subtle. As pointed out, a person allowing negative habits to control his or her life is in pain, whether or not that pain is being acknowledged. Matthew offers ways for a person whose spiritual health is challenged to overcome that opposition. He points out the importance of how a single step toward freeing the hold of lower forces over your life can bring you closer to God, closer to God s love and therefore cause you to love and appreciate yourself more. If you are dealing with pain and/or trying to understand why you are not instantly healed, if you need a source that forces you to look your spiritual battles straight in the face and take responsibility for your part in those battles, if you want to find a way that you can help others despite your own pain or difficulty, I encourage you to read this book. Book Reviews by Kathy awards Coping With Your Pain and Suffering: 4 stars. "