Steve Porter: A Word For Those Dealing with Devastation: “My Child, You Are Weeping at My Feet and I Collect All Your Tears” -THE ELIJAH LIST

Steve Porter: A Word For Those Dealing with Devastation: “My Child, You Are Weeping at My Feet and I Collect All Your Tears”

Sep 13, 2017
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This is a mmuch-neededword RIGHT NOW for those affected by recent devastations in the flooding, hurricanes and wildfires, especially…but it covers us all – no matter what we are going through.
Let me just say this: GOD LOVES YOU! And He wants to come in and heal all the trauma and brokenness you have gone through.
Steve Porter, a friend of ours and a friend of God, sent us this word and shares:
With all the brokenness from the flood disasters, hurricanes, wild fires and other challenges happening in this day, I hope this word may encourage and help you. May your Autumn be filled with great surprises, gifts from Abba, divine connections and abundant favor.
I pray Steve’s word ministers deeply into your spirit-man and soul. No matter what you are going through, may you be blessed and comforted abundantly in the Lord in this time! (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
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With all the brokenness from the flood disasters, hurricanes, wild fires and other challenges happening in this day, I hope this word may encourage and help you. May your Autumn be filled with great surprises, gifts from Abba, divine connections and abundant favor.
“Where have you put him?” He asked them. They told Him, “Lord, come and see.” Then Jesus wept. The people who were standing nearby said, “See how much He loved him!” (John 11:34-36)
Jesus had a very special bond with Mary, Martha, and Lazarus; they weren’t just casual acquaintances. We can catch a glimpse of His nature by observing the way He became intimately involved in their lives. Nothing has changed. Jesus still has a yearning to be close to His people today. In fact, we see into the heart of Jesus through these two powerful words in John 11:35: “Jesus wept.”
I don’t believe He was weeping for Lazarus, but rather for Mary and Martha. He loved them so much that He shed tears of empathy. His heart ached because of their deep sorrow. I genuinely believe that every tear you shed also runs down the cheek of Jesus! He weeps today when you drown in the depths of grief.
He Loves You Through the Pain
He says, “Oh, how I love you, My dear one! I want to hold you in My arms and whisper that everything will be okay.” Can you feel the heartbeat of Daddy God in you? He loves you that much! You are that special to Him. Even the hairs on your head are numbered. You are that precious! I love my own children more than life itself, but I can’t tell you how many hairs are on their heads. Jesus can! (Photo via publicdomainpictures)
Not only does He love us as much as we love our children, but He loves us more than any earthly father ever could, because He doesn’t just show love, He is love. Everything that love is, God is. When He looks at His children, He looks with a heart filled with love and tender compassion. He weeps over the things that so deeply affect His children and sends His Holy Spirit to comfort them.
Dear friend, if you’re in pain right now, the most powerful medicine for you is the knowledge that Jesus cares for you in your struggle and He weeps with you! He loves you. You have a purpose and a destiny, and you can be encouraged by the knowledge that He has not forgotten you. He will answer when you call on His name in faith!
Grab hold of the following Scriptures, meditate on them, and allow them to minister to your pain:
“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; He rescues those whose spirits are crushed.” (Psalm 34:18)
“He heals the brokenhearted and bandages their wounds.” (Psalm 147:3)
There is no wound so great that He cannot heal it. He will put the broken pieces of your life back together again and make you a vessel of honor. You will be better than before. I once heard someone say, “I’m a mess, Lord, but I’m Your mess!” He will always show Himself incredibly faithful, but because He draws near to the brokenhearted, He is closest when tragedy strikes. So, run into His loving embrace and let His comfort meet your needs. He’s waiting…
He Collects Your Tears
I want you to know, precious friend, that Jesus collects all our tears, but not all tears are sad tears. Some tears simply express deep emotion. Let’s look a little deeper at this.
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“And behold, a woman in the city who was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at the table in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster flask of fragrant oil, and stood at His feet behind Him weeping; and she began to wash His feet with her tears, and wiped them with the hair of her head; and she kissed His feet and anointed them with the fragrant oil.” (Luke 7:37-38)
Once when I was praying, I felt an overwhelming desire to kneel before Him. As I did so, the Holy Spirit came and I couldn’t stop weeping no matter how much I tried. I just lay on the floor as His love and tenderness swept over me in waves. Those tears were not from sadness; I was deeply touched by His great love and I responded with seemingly endless tears.
I was very still for a long time, just basking in His manifest presence when suddenly the Lord spoke to my spirit, “Steve, you’re weeping at My feet.” I had the inner sense that He was standing in front of me and I became keenly aware that He was to my right; I was weeping at His feet. That revelation kept me on the floor for many hours, transforming me from the inside out, giving me a revelation I would never forget. (Photo via Wikimedia)
The Sweet Master Jesus came and received my tears as a beautiful offering. Our Lord loves our tears. Just like the woman in Luke 7, we anoint Him with our love when we weep at His feet, adoring Him with our whole being. How can we not become transformed in His presence?
A Great Lover of Jesus
Mary was always at His feet. She loved to love Him. She anointed Him with her tears and our Lord loved her back. She got the attention of Father, and because of her deep devotion, she went down in history as a great lover of God!
“She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what He said.” (Luke 10:39)
“When Mary reached the place where Jesus was and saw Him, she fell at His feet and said, ‘Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died.'” (John 11:32)
“Then Mary took about a pint of pure spikenard, an expensive perfume; she poured it on Jesus’ feet and wiped His feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.” (John 12:3)
So regardless of whether your tears are the result of sorrow or a heart full of adoration, run into His loving embrace and let His comfort and love meet you where you are. He’s waiting…
Pray with me dear one:
Beloved Lord, You care for me in my struggles and You weep when I weep! Thank You for Your deep compassion that changes everything. I thank You for giving me a purpose and a destiny, and that You have not forgotten me. Come and collect all my tears, whether adoring or sad. Help me to lie at Your feet each day and anoint them with my love! You hold every tear I shed dear. Use each moment to transform me into Your image as I worship and adore You. Let me minister to You. Lift me to higher realms of understanding. Sweet Lover of my soul, draw me ever closer. (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
Steve Porter
Refuge Ministries

Steve Porter is the founder of Refuge Ministries. He has written many books and has a special anointing to bring forth the deep truths of the Spirit with a clarity and simplicity that draws one into a closer walk and a deeper relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ. Steve’s books, articles, and videos have touched countless lives around the world.
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Steve Martin

STEVE & LAURIE MARTIN - LOVE FOR HIS PEOPLE FOUNDERS My good wife Laurie and I (45 years in October 2022!), through the ministry of Love For His People we founded in 2010, give love and support for our friends in Israel and in other nations with friendship, humanitarian aid, and social media support, along with Steve's messages, and our Ahava Adventures trips to Israel. Steve has also authored and published 34 books. We live in the Charlotte, NC area. We have four adult children, spouses, and eight grandkids.

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