This is a pathetic cry of one who needs the presence, leading, help, provision, approval, strength and power of the Lord manifested in their life. You see there are two different perspectives of reality in the life of a Believer. Paul describes one aspect of this in Romans Chapter seven.
“I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do….For I know that good itself does not dwell in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. For I do not do the good I want to do, but the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing…For in my inner being I delight in God’s law…What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body that is subject to death? Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I myself in my mind am a slave to God’s law, but in my sinful nature a slave to the law of sin.” (Rom. 7:15,18-19,22,24-25)
There is an on-going battle or conflict between the Spirit and the Physical; the desire to do good and the evil which we do.
Yeshua, (Jesus’ Hebrew name) is our salvation from this dichotomy
“Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death. For what the law was powerless to do because it was weakened by the flesh, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh to be a sin offering. And so he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the flesh but according to the Spirit….For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God.” (Rom. 8:1-4,14)
I have abbreviated this and it is important to read it all, but the point is that Yeshua is our Savior, Deliverer and Lord. Even a pathetic cry for His lordship to be realized is not without effect. All those who have gone before us cried out for God’s help, failed Him, and yet, fulfilled their destiny by His grace, love and mercy. The natural mind cannot be reasoned away, it must be put to death and that is our desire and God’s sovereign work in our life through the Holy Spirit.