“And therefore the Lord [earnestly] waits [expecting, looking, and longing] to be gracious to you; and therefore He lifts Himself up, that He may have mercy on you and show loving-kindness to you. For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) are all those who [earnestly] wait for Him, who expect and look and long for Him [for His victory, His favor, His love, His peace, His joy, and His matchless, unbroken companionship]!” (Isaiah 30:18, Amp).
Tis the season to wait…wait in the checkout line at the store, wait for the kids to get their picture with Santa. But this scripture tells us that the Lord is waiting for us to spend time with him. In this busy season don’t keep him waiting.