I've been betrayed by family and even decades later I cannot forgive. I know it weighs heavy on my heart but I simply cannot take that step especially considering they have never expressed any remorse for their actions.
Remorse is their problem mate! You can choose to forgive them by saying “I forgive them” whether you feel like it or not or whether you want to or not. It’s a matter of choice and it is better for your heart if you do. Don’t wait to feel good about it- do it in obedience - you don’t need to carry that burden.
“I’ve been betrayed by family and even decades later I cannot forgive”.
JUST DO IT!!!
Remember, holding on to resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for your enemy to die from it. Let it go, my friend.
Luke 17:3 So watch yourselves. "If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him.
You're not alone. When the family members that betrayed me repent then I will forgive. Betrayal is especially bad. Notice that Jesus did not forgive Judas.