If it is to be the Lord who is to have the last word in this situation, then surely this promise of his peace will be the one thing to cling to. “You will not fear”. His protection is in place. There is no better time than now to get to know Him better, and to find that peace. He is resting from his work because it is finished. The outcome of this battle is pre-ordained.
There will be many times in the next few weeks that we will have to leave the safe shelter of isolation in order to go shopping for supplies. The restrictions on who may remain open to serve us will in effect concentrate most of the danger in a handful of locations. The risks of transmission there are real. But there is no call for us to put the Lord to the test by lessening our precautions. We can quite easily become transmitters ourselves. Like handling fire, a fearful respect of the danger is still required, even though we carry the Lord’s assurance and peace.