At the Physical Level, we have Limited Control over the external world, and Limited Control over our responses to the things that happen to us.
Acts of God (hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, typhoons, earthquakes, etc.) occur by complete surprise or with only a few days warning at best. It takes a long time to change our subconscious programming so that we respond in a different way to life experiences, if we are able to change at all.
We are well served to recognize our limited power to influence and control what happens around us and within us.
At the Physical Level, a man has got to know his limitations.