Philip G. Monroe has contributed to CP Voices of Christian Post. The full article applies to pastors, but this part applies to finding peace in the middle of the storm. We have a link to the full article at the bottom of this post.
"Traumatized and distressed people need to know that what they are feeling is real and important. Being in distress is not a sign of spiritual weakness. It is the reality of being a human. When church leaders validate pain and distress without sermonizing or giving the deeper theological answer, people in pain often feel understood and less alone —thereby often reducing the pain they feel. There is a temptation to offer perspective as a means of comfort, but our presence helps more than our insights. If you find it hard not to jump to exhortation, try asking these three questions first: 'What happened (what is causing your pain)?' 'How does that make you feel?' 'What has been the hardest part?'"