“The LORD will give strength to His people.” (Psalm 29:11)
The last verse of Psalm 29 is a very encouraging one — but it is even more so when you consider what the Psalm had taught earlier.
Psalm 29 begins with :1 exhorting God’s people to “ascribe to YHWH glory and strength.” Then :3-10 describe how powerful the voice of the Lord is: it “breaks in pieces the cedars of Lebanon” (:5); it “shakes the wilderness” (:8), and makes a well-known local mountain peak (Sirion) skip like a young animal! (:6) Verse 10 reminds us that God sits on the throne of the universe, and always will.
How comforting then, when the Psalm closes with :11, “The LORD will give strength to His people.” In our time of need, God’s people need to remember how strong He is, as Psalm 29 describes — and also know that He has promised to give from the abundance of His strength whatever His people need when they call upon Him for help.