God is always in control and our calamities are not lost on Him. He is the epitome of goodness, and in His sovereignty He allows us to be human and make choices. We can choose to follow Him, or we can choose to sin.
On 9/11, when terrorists targeted the United States, He was there to console, not control. We have to be responsible for our decisions, especially if we don’t choose Him. Choosing God is to choose love. If the terrorists had chosen love 9/11 would probably look a whole lot different today.
Remember, God loves us. He is a high priest that feels our pain, and His ultimate display of grace and love was at the cross, where Jesus died for our sins.