Ezekiel 17:12 Say now to the rebellious house, Know ye not what these things mean? tell them, Behold, the king of Babylon is come to Jerusalem, and hath taken the king thereof, and the princes thereof, and led them with him to Babylon;
Do you not understand why the king of Babylon is coming and is strong enough to destroy you. Do you not see what he is doing is because of your sin and rebellion. There is a cause and effect going on here. You chose to rebel and now you will suffer the consequences.
The preacher simply announces the why and tells the people to wake up. Do I think that these problems are just life happening? Do I ever ask if God might be working in my life? Do I ever consider that God might bring the consequences of my sins on my life and that of my family?