You may ask, how do you know, and how can you say this for sure. Because it sure seems like, God has taken his shield of protection away from me, and it sure seems like I am being punished by God. It sure seems like God is tempting me.
On the cross Jesus uttered some very intriguing words. He who was in such close community with the Heavenly Father, only said, and only did what the Father told him to say and do, on the cross uttered words that are found in the Psalms.
Psalm 22: "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?"
Even in this, Jesus did not yield to his own will, his own emotions, or his own words. He, like others, had the book of Psalms memorized, and in times of great distress, we, need to have the Word in our hearts that we can utter.
Jesus was forsaken on the final moments of the cross and for the three days in hell. Jesus as savior had to experience every experience a human would or could ever experience including death, and a trip into hell.
Jesus was forsaken and abandoned, so that no human being will be.