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It sounds like a drainage issue, Phyllis. You need to change the slope by digging it out to move the water away from your steps...maybe toward a flower bed??
Drainage issue...is the water coming from your roof/gutters? Is the standing water ON your steps? What are they made of?
Picture(s) would be helpful in determining a solution.
Add gutters to your house to help prevent this - you might need to have a French drain added to the front of your home.
Increase drainage by digging out that area and filling it with rocks then put your dirt or sod back on top. I had this problem in two areas and I had to do this and it worked. I also had my perimeter drains cleaned by a company one year but that can be costly, but my drains had tree roots in them which probably hindered water draining The spot in my garden was like a pond so I made a faux river bed and it’s never happened again Good luck
ADD DIRT TO MAKE IT A LITTLE HIGHER
You can install a french drain around your steps. Is it possible to slope the surrounding area? If so, perhaps do that and add gravel for drainage.
You need a dry well. Look up videos. Not a hard fix. You want the water to drain away from the foundation by about 10'. Dig a trench, use 4" conduit for the downspout to drain into the dry well via the sloped conduit that will be buried.