9 O fear [yare'] the LORD [Yahovah], ye his saints [qadowsh]:
for there is no want [machcowr] to them that
fear [yare'] him. KJV-Interlinear
9 Oh, fear
the LORD, you his saints, for those who fear him have no lack! ESV
Fear, ‘yare,’ means to stand in awe, to respect, to recognize, to honor. And in order to have this attitude, you must first know and understand, and then believe who and what God is, and who and what the scriptures are, and how they all fit together in the realities of life and especially how they fit in your life personally.
When the Bible says flatly, that the believer shall lack for nothing, it is not speaking of worldly things.
Recall that when Jesus first came into this world, His ministry was one of miracles, among other things, to establish His credentials, visually, as the Messiah. The crowds grew and grew in numbers as people came to see the miracles, and as people came to get their worldly fix or healing. To some extent His ministry became a side show, or a circus, wherein people came to be entertained or impressed, or to get something for nothing, as it were.
No one was standing in line to join a daily study, in order to learn doctrine or to grow up in their spiritual lives.
Even the disciples were caught off guard when the crucifixion occurred. Most people missed the point entirely.
Instead of wanting their spiritual healing, they all wanted their physical healing. Fix my arm. Fix my leg. Cure my disease. Restore my sight and so forth. Everyone wanted something for the now. No one was interested in the eternal.
The same is today. People want things mostly. They want a job or money or clothes or to be loved, or to be healed of some physical ailment. And when they do not get these things, they become frustrated or angry.
They never once consider that they should be studying in order to learn, studying in order to understand, studying in order to apply principles to their life, studying on order to grow up in their spiritual life, studying in order that all their needs will be supplied.
That is the fear of the Lord, the respect of the Lord, the recognition of truth and reality over ones personal wants.
The desires of the heart, are based on the content of the heart. The heart representing the ongoing function of the soul.
What you think is what you are, and what you think determines the desires of your soul. Think doctrine and the desires of doctrine are fulfilled. Think other things and those desires are not.
God provides doctrine, of which there is no lack.
The world will have its ups and downs. History has demonstrated periods of plagues, famines, wars, economic depressions and everything else you can imagine. Our life and destiny is not in the history of the world or in its volatile circumstances.
Our life and destiny depends on the content of our soul, and a doctrinal content means compliance with Gods will and the right path to a perfect and complete life.
If you are always looking of the perfect life, for the perfect day to day activity, a life with no problems where everything goes the way you want it to go, then your expectations are unrealistic and your priorities are out of sync with Gods plan.
Into everyone's life will come prosperity and poverty, feast and hunger, good times and not so good times.
You can ride the rollercoaster emotionally with the world and always be unstable, or you can pursue Bible doctrine and achieve real stability and orientation in life for your life.