Many aspects of fear operate as background noise, as the hidden “operating system.” But some varieties of fear—anxiety, panic, and phobia—take over your whole being. In this audio talk, David Powlison maintains these three words capture different experiences that also share commonalities: racing fears seize your thought life, emotions, and body. It feels all-consuming and inescapable. How can you face such fears and escape their grip? Powlison concludes with three goals for strugglers and helpers in the experience of overwhelming fears.