If someone is discussing a situation, and how it is beyond their control, what would be the most natural way to express this? The two options that come to mind offhand are to use either 操る【あやつる】 ("to manipulate") or 支配【しはい】 ("to control"), but I'm not sure which is best in which setting.
In the interest of giving the question context, here are a couple attempts at sample sentences:
- "No matter how much I like the team, I can't control the outcome of their matches."
- "Clear weather tomorrow would be great, but I can't control it."
Are those about on the mark, or is there a better way to phrase these kinds of statements?