God is among us; His presence is assured to all who trust in Christ. Looking at Exodus 17:1-7, this article shows that God's presence with His people is found not in material blessings, but in Him giving us His Son, who was stricken for our sins.
At times the Christian might feel that God's presence is removed from him/her. Although this will be very painful for the godly, the Lord uses this to teach us certain lessons and to bring certain fruit in our lives.
When we seek the Lord, we seek him to be present with us, and for us to be living in his presence. In the Bible, God's presence is often referred to as his “face”. His presence, or face, can be found through prayer.