In Isaiah 17.9 today at the end of which, this ominous statement comes: “There shall be desolation” (KJV). The word “desolation” means “an area deserted and thus arousing awe or terror.” I like to think of it as wandering around a deserted factory complex on a moonless night, the sheer creepiness of the surroundings abetted by one’s imagination would make it an interesting experience to say the least.

The reason there will be desolation? Stated in the next verse: “Because thou has forgotten God, the God of thy salvation.” Forgetfulness of God leads to desolation in life.