If I am driving a car I am controlling it.
If I let loose of the steering wheel and take my foot off the pedals, I am no longer in control. Basic logic and English.
Let me illustrate an obvious scenario.
God created a rock, a hill, gravity, and set time and the seasons in place.
The rock is embedded on the side of the hill.
Over time the seasons take place. Ice, snow, melting, water running off. All this is taking place according to the course of nature that God has put in place.
By and by the ice and snow melt. The water running down the hill dislodges the rock. The rock rolls down the hill and bonks someone on the head. We term this to be an accident. Much like when an ax head comes off its handle and kills someone. It is an accident. It was not intended. Nobody, not even God orchestrated these events. It is simple fate and circumstance occurring in time. Could God have stopped the rock or ax head in their path? Yes! Could He have prevented them from even starting on their paths? Yes, certainly. Does He? Obviously not. Look at the virtually infinite number of accidents that carry through to their unhappy result. That a benevolent and controlling God does not have His hand on the steering wheel cannot be more obvious. None of these things could or would happen if He did. We can strain at words and twist logic all we want. But God is not doing these things. The creation has a course of nature and it is rolling along according to the laws that He put into place at creation. And that creation is in a fallen/falling state. That is what is happening in the world since the fall of Adam.
Sounds like your not fully convinced that the bible is Gods word.
If God is not in control who is?
Just because God doesn't do something doesn't mean he cant do something. God doesn't make rocks speak, doesn't mean He cant.
If the world was a perfect place, Jesus wouldn't have had to come in the first place.
If you want to take your hand off the steering wheel and kill your self that's your choice, I wouldn't recommend it and hopefully by the logic god gave you, you would know that its a bad choice to make. And the axe thing, I don't know what account your referring to nor all the people involved, only God knows.
The question is: is God in control of everything?
"In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will,"
"He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high," Hebrews 1:3
"Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father." Mathew 10:29
"I form light and create darkness, I make well-being and create calamity, I am the Lord, who does all these things." Isaiah 45:7
God is not like man. To say you know God Isn't in control of everything is like saying your know more than He does.
The reason I bring this up is because there might be other people looking for hope that might be led astray by that claim. They need to know he's in control in order to have hope. If god wasn't in control there would be no hope of salvation because salvation is a miracle.
He knows the end from the beginning, he holds the universe in his hand, he is outside of time and space, he created time and space. God is in control of everything. Just because he doesn't do something doesn't mean he cant do something. The only reason the universe keeps working the way it does is because he is in control of it because He created it
Do you know why
he doesn't intervene in everything? When you do let us know.
When the laws of physics stop working then I'll agree with you that God isn't in control.