I keep pursuing the goal to win the prize of God's heavenly call in the Messiah Jesus.
2 Corinthians 4:8
In every way we're troubled but not crushed, frustrated but not in despair,
But they replied, "Get out of the way! This man came here as a foreigner, and now he's acting like a judge! So we're going to deal more harshly with you than with them." Then they pushed hard against the man (that is, against Lot), intending to break down the door.
Indeed, you oppressed me so much that I nearly fell, but the LORD helped me.
When the donkey saw the angel of the LORD, she squeezed herself so close to the wall that Balaam's foot was pressed to the wall. So he beat her again!
Then, with Pharaoh's cup in my hand, I took the grapes, squeezed them into Pharaoh's cup, then handed the cup directly to Pharaoh."
And that is what happened: When he got up early the next morning, he wrung out the fleece to drain the dew from it and extracted a bowl full of water.
Just as whipping milk produces butter, and twisting the nose causes bleeding, so also stirring up anger produces contention.
"Therefore this is what you are to prophesy: "Here's what the Lord GOD says, "You've been turned into a desolate wasteland and crushed by everyone who surrounds you for a very, very good reason. You've become the property of all the other nations and you've become the object of gossip and whispering campaigns of the nations."'"
Jesus told his disciples to have a boat ready for him so that the crowd wouldn't crush him,
because he had healed so many people that everyone who had diseases kept crowding up against him in order to touch him.
So Jesus went with him. A huge crowd kept following him and jostling him.
because his only daughter, who was about twelve years old, was dying. While Jesus was on his way, the crowds continued to press in on him.
Jesus asked, "Who touched me?" While everyone was denying it, Peter and those who were with him said, "Master, the crowds are surrounding you and pressing in on you."
His disciples asked him, "You see the crowd jostling you, and yet you ask, "Who touched me?'"
One day, as the crowd was pressing in on him to listen to God's word, Jesus was standing by the lake of Gennesaret.
Give, and it will be given to you. A large quantity, pressed together, shaken down, and running over will be put into your lap, because you'll be evaluated by the same standard with which you evaluate others."