Whether this applies to God, moral judgements, or other aspects of your life, if faith a good thing to have?
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Comfort and utility speak nothing of validity.
Don't you mean confidence, though? I have confidence when I begin a presentation for school, given I've studied hours, checked sources, and practiced. If I did none of those things, yet feel the same, isn't that faith?
In my Thesaurus other words for FAITH are: assurance, belief, certitude, confidence reliance and trust.
I have no faith in God, and am understanding of my family and friends as human beings. I'm not all that miserable, though even if i was I could point you to studies showing no link between atheism and depression.