The experience of racism in Britain can have traumatic effects on the mental and physical health of those who are subjected to it. To what extent, then, might a person's faith in God provide a buffer against the pernicious effects of racism? This qualitative study draws on the psychology of religion and coping to begin probing this question. I employed semi-structured interviews to explore how three Christians from Black Majority Churches in Britain used their spiritual resources to make sense of and cope with racism. A discourse analytical approach was adopted to analyse the data. Participants constructed themselves as both powerless and powerful in the face of racism. Perpetrators of racism were constructed as irrational and untrustworthy. A loving relationship with God, embeddedness in the church family and the recognition that difficulties form part of a transformative process, were key religious coping strategies.