It seems to me that God abandoned Jesus on the cross to die. If God forsakes righteous Jesus on the cross, how can I be assured that God will save me and protect me amidst trials in my life?
No, they are still in love relation
On the one hand, from the perspective of the Lord’s punishment for human SINS on the cross, the moment the Lord was nailed to the cross, he was hidden from God and abandoned – because he was standing in the place where died for people’s SINS.
But on the other hand, from the perspective of the relationship between the son and the father, God loves Jesus.In the face of the son’s death, the father’s heart is painful, so the process from the arrest of the Lord to the death of the Lord the sky is dark, that is the father’s love expression to the one and only son
Jesus could choose not to die. He has chance to escape this death. But he is willing to take this cross. Because he knows fully the meaning of this sacrifice.
It’s a choice out of love.
Even sinners now don’t understand the meaning of love. Once they know Jesus’ death is love towards sinners, they will repent and return back to God.
22 Because you disheartened the righteous with your lies, when I had brought them no grief, and because you encouraged the wicked not to turn from their evil ways and so save their lives, （Ezekiel13：22）
For us, we need to clearly know what sin is and defend it. With heart to know the evil sins happened to us are not from God who loves us deeply, but from sins.
Sin will surely be punished in the end. Why does God allow this happen even He could stop it? Because He waits us to repent.
If God quick punish every sin immediately, I believe no one can remain on earth.
yes, thank you for your sharing.