“The race is not to the swift.” Just ask Aesop’s tortuous and hare. “The battle does not belong to the strong.” USA revolutionary war against Britain, the world power at that time proves this.
“Food does not come to the wise.” Just ask the sage walking down from his mountain retreat to obtain food. “Wealth does not belong to the brilliant.” Just ask the professor expelled for indecent conduct with a student. “Favor and success do not belong to the skillful and learned.” Just ask the undiscovered starving artist.
“Time and chance (unpredictable events) happen to them all.” Predominantly who we are and the decisions we make affect our future. However, nothing is guaranteed. No one can predict that which is unpredictable. Who predicted the pandemic? Yet, it had more impact on everyone than most of the decisions we made, are making, and have made.
Those who trust in and believe in themselves grow weary and/or despair when stuff happens. Those who trust in and believe in God find comfort and rest when all doesn’t go their way. “Come to me all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest,” says Jesus. (Matthew 11:28)