I grew up in a devoutly Catholic family that basically defected from the church as the result of an early round of the sexual abuse scandals. Even then though, I hadn't really affirmed any belief in God since I was in elementary school. Church was just something we did up until that point, and when we stopped, I was pretty happy about it, and I've never been back.
I know that I can in no way provide any evidence whatsoever for the existence of any God of any kind. I don't ever attempt to. It's not that I don't apply skepticism to the question of God. I do, and I arrive at the conclusion that there's literally no evidence of any kind for the existence of any God. When I see things I don't understand, I don't pin them on God. I just accept that I don't understand them, and somebody who studies the subject almost certainly does understand it far better than I do. I don't trust God to handle things, I don't have "faith" in his laws or existence. I don't expect that we will ever find God through sufficient evidence or scientific discovery, as if he's waiting at the top of a pyramid of increasingly complicated knowledge.
And yet, despite all this, I know for a fact that, when I have dealt with situations that bore on my well-being yet were very uncertain and I had no control over, imagining that there was a benevolent God made me feel much better about things, and helped me handle them myself capably and with more confidence. It made me happier.
That's a long way from an affirmation of belief. I am a huge psychology buff, and I'm very much aware of the fact that imagining such a thing does not make it true, and is simply playing on a cognitive bias of the human brain that has been the target of extensive empirical research. Yet it still makes me feel better, and that helps me do better. It's not a thought I have often.
I don't look to this notion of a benevolent God to solve problems that I can solve myself, I don't "offer things up" or put faith in God or expect him to take the wheel or any of that, and I don't expect him to intercede in human events ever. It's not overtly christian, and I don't look to religious texts for moral authority or guidance or evidence. I just think, "God wants me to do well", and as nonsensical as I know that to be, it helps me do real, concrete things that work, and it positively affects my attitude.
Does this make me a bad skeptic?