Abandonment is one thing that human beings are absolutely terrified of, and that’s because we are made in God’s image, and therefore designed for relationship with Him and one another. It can occur when a parent leaves home, a death happens, or a divorce. It can result in work-a-holism, obsessive behaviour, addiction, fearful attachment, and anger. God understands that, and Jesus does too.
Jesus Christ experienced abandonment on the cross when God the Father put all His wrath for sin on Jesus. Why? Because every man, woman, and child has rebelled against God – and therefore deserves His anger for that disobedience. That consequence is Hell, where people are abandoned by God forever. Yet Jesus experienced abandonment on the cross 2,000 years ago so that those who trust in Him will not experience Hell, but have friendship with God forever. It also means that when Christians experience sorrow, betrayal, and abandonment, that Jesus Christ completely sympathises. Here is a Bible study that I went through with my church today on this subject, based on Psalm 22 and Matthew 27-28: Psalm 22 Bible Study
God bless, Pastor Haydn.